Monthly Archives: October 2013

Art Brew Hip Hop Mosaic (4.3%)

Crisp. Clean. Bright. Bitter. Dry. Straw. Bracken. Honey. Peppercorns. Sherbet. Dandelions. Lettuce. Shortbread. Peppercorns. Sherbet. Dandelions. Lettuce. Acid. Brittle. Kiwi. Lime. Lemongrass. Rice. Cardboard. Varnish. Jelly. Hip. Hop. Mosaic. Brilliant. Source: Art Brew

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Ramsgate Brewery Gadds’ Green Hop Ale (4.8%)

I do like a green hopped beer, and this one is particularly nice. Brewed with freshly picked East Kent Goldings, this Pale Ale pours a bright gold and smells fresh, fruity and spicy and unmistakably like crushing the fresh hop … Continue reading

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Ramsgate Brewery Gadds’ Dog Bolter (5.6%)

Dog Bolter is a Porter, and it’s a good one too. Pouring a deep dark purple brown, the smell is rum and raisin chocolate on well polished antique furniture. There’s a lovely rich, yet soft and round plum compote fruitiness … Continue reading

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Derventio Brewery Barbarian (5.5%)

This was a surprise. I don’t know why it is, but every time I have a Derventio beer I expect to be disappointed. And yet when I pour them, on the whole, they’re pretty good. Barbarian is no exception. This … Continue reading

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Hepworth & Co. Hiver (5%)

A Hiver is someone who collects bees in a hive. I’ve long wanted to keep bees. To keep them and not let them go, as Eddie Izzard once quipped. Not that that has any bearing on me liking this beer, … Continue reading

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