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Durham Brewery Benedictus (8.4%)

White Rum and apple pie, that’s the business end of this fabulous Barley Wine from Durham. There’s a thick chewy toffee apple, brown bread and Demerara sugar malt body that sticks to your lips and coats your tongue, until the … Continue reading

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Durham Brewery Helles (4.5%)

Durham Brewery have an unnerving knack of getting their beer just right.
Take this as an example.
This is a light and crisp Munich style Lager that’s so beautifully poised that I could happily drink it all day. Pouring a light straw … Continue reading

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Wylam Brewery Summon Up The Blood (13.5%)

Mental. Absolutely mental. Brewed in collaboration with Old Chimneys, this is an Imperial Stout with coconut and bourbon vanilla beans. The hops here are Fuggles, and they are, in my humble opinion, the quiet hero of the beer. Yes there’s … Continue reading

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Cloudwater Brew Co. You’ve Been Spotted (9%)

This Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with Kees, is based on an apple pie and as such has been brewed with apple, cinnamon, all spice and vanilla. It’s really quite good truth be told, though it took a little while … Continue reading

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Polly’s Brew Co. Eldorado IPA Deluxe Edition (7%)

I almost didn’t take this seriously when I read that it is a, “Deluxe Edition.” I could only think of badly done limited edition CD remixes and the like, stuff to force punters out of even more cash. But somehow … Continue reading

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