Monthly Archives: August 2012

Flying Dog Brewery Pearl Necklace (5.5%)

As usual Flying Dog’s Oyster Stout comes beautifully dressed by Ralph Steadman. Their bottles always look great. Unfortunately inside this bottle there’s a bit of a weak beer from this brewery. Everything in here’s just a little bit watery, a … Continue reading

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Arbor Ales Quinque (4.5%)

In the world of Arbor Ales Friday is experimental day, it’s “Freestyle Friday.” It’s a day when weird and wonderful ideas are brewed and it’s an idea I like a lot. It excites me in the same way that watching … Continue reading

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Crouch Vale Yakima Gold 4.2%

This is a lovely refreshing pint from the Essex based Crouch Vale Brewery. If you didn’t think their staple Brewers Gold could be bettered think again! It’s brewed using Amarillo Hops which gives it a spicy citrus taste with a … Continue reading

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Leigh-On-Sea Pub Crawl

Having relocated to Leigh-On-Sea a couple of months ago it was time for the house warming pub crawl. In theory it’s less mess to tidy up! Leigh-On-Sea was once a thriving fishing port on the Thames estuary and is still … Continue reading

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The Final Word: Arbor Ales #Down Deeper (10.2%)

This is the last of my bottles of this beer, and probably one of the last bottles anywhere. I know of one other person with a bottle and that’s Matthew of Total Ales, and he’s promised to open his at … Continue reading

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