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#WMCBF: Discovering the Midlands

What began as a crisp, cold but sunny morning quickly turned grey as my train departed Leicester station and I made the short journey to Coventry for this year’s West Midlands Craft Beer Festival. The event, organised by and hosted … Continue reading

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S43 Brewery The Knack (5.4%)

This is a very good beer, a beer brewed with New Zealand hops, a Kiwi Beer as the can states. Possums were introduced to New Zealand from Australia in the 1800’s as part of the fur trade and quickly became … Continue reading

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Abbeydale Brewery Heresy (4.5%)

In Heresy, Abbeydale have made a quite stunning Lager. It’s soft and subtle and sweet, a floral aroma giving way to a creamy caramel, honey and shortcake body. There’s a hint of vanilla as well, along with a waft of … Continue reading

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Jameson CaskMates Irish Whiskey (40%)

Over the last five or ten years we’ve had, to differing degrees of goodness, beer aged in whiskey barrels, most of it Stouts, but occasionally lighter beer, and on the whole they’ve worked well. Whether it’s been a big Imperial … Continue reading

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Amundsen Brewery Natural Born Chillers (4.5%)

Brewed in collaboration with To Øl and Brus, this Session IPA is really rather splendid. It’s hazy and peachy in colour, its foamy white heading popping and fizzing with life, giving off a big fresh fruit salad bouquet as you … Continue reading

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