Monthly Archives: October 2016

Pressure Drop Cast Iron Billy (10.5%)

Liquorice and coal tar soap. How about that? Pressure Drop’s Imperial Brown Stout is absolutely superb. Pouring an inky black, the smell is rum and raisin, honey and cardboard. This is one hell of a big chewy beer and it’s … Continue reading

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Green Flash Brewing Co. Sea To Sea Lager (4%)

This is a very light lagered beer in the Zwickel style. It’s fresh and crisp and soft, pouring a pale gold and smelling of garden flowers. There’s a gentle caramel and wafer biscuit malt, a dab of honey and some … Continue reading

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Lost Coast Brewery Indica IPA (6.5%)

Sitting in my glass a burning gold with a fluffy little head, Indica smells of pine woodland and strawberry candy canes. Lost Coast’s IPA does everything you could possibly want from a classic American IPA, its malts are round and … Continue reading

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360° Brewing Rye Pale (5.2%)

There’s a billowing cumulonimbus of from for a head as you empty this little can into your glass. Unfined and unfiltered and brewed with a seven malt bill that includes my beloved Rye, this beer smells of toffee and pumpernickel. … Continue reading

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Vocation Brewery No Comply (4.8%)

Now, this is what can be done with a pale lagered beer. Like a creamy pale ale, No Comply is a Pilsner that’s had four weeks lagering and is brewed with Motueka hops. Made for Endemic, a skate store in … Continue reading

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