Monthly Archives: December 2015

Headlands Brewing Co. Hill 88 (8.8%)

Canned California sunshine, Hill 88 is big and sweet and warm and chewy and absolutely delicious. Pouring a rich gold with a nice frothy head, the beer smells of foam banana and shrimp sweets, tropical fruit and vanilla. The malts … Continue reading

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Weird Beard Brew Co. Black Christmas (4.5%)

I love this brewery and I class the chaps in charge as personal friends, but I have to be honest and unbiased when reviewing beer, and this one is rather disappointing. A Stout brewed with cranberries, this should be rich … Continue reading

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Hackney Brewery Gojira (6%)

Brewed with Sushi rice, Sorachi Ace hops and green tea, Gojira is really rather super. It pours a deep gold and smells of toffee apples and lemon rind. There’s a superbly gooey toffee brioche malt, lots of honey and some … Continue reading

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Chorlton Brewing Co. Amarillo Sour (5.6%)

I keep expecting Chorlton to fall down with their only making sour beer and all that, but every time I open a bottle I’m pleasantly surprised at what I find inside. And this is no different. Amarillo Sour has a … Continue reading

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Buxton Brewery Saison (5.8%)

Fresh and bright and lively, this “Old World Saison” sits a golden straw in my glass and smells of apricots, silage and hay bales. The malting is a soft caramel brioche, sour dough and honey delight, and the hops are … Continue reading

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