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Hilden Brewing Co. Barney’s Brew (5%)

Another beer from Sainsbury’s 2013 Great British Beer Hunt, Barney’s Brew is a “Belfast Bap Wheat Beer” named in honour of Barney Hughes, a baker and philanthropist local to the the brewery. On taking my first sip I thought, “Oh, … Continue reading

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Harbouring The Good Stuff: Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt 2013

I wasn’t going to write an article about Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt (GBBH) this year as it’s already been well documented in the Beersay blog by my friend and fellow beer writer, Phil (@filrd). That was until I spent … Continue reading

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Tap Room Brewing Co. American Pale Ale (5.3%)

Yet another disappointment from Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference range, though after trying the IPA the other day perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised. As with said IPA the colour is very good, glowing all warm and copper in my glass, but … Continue reading

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Tap Room Brewing Co. (Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference) IPA (6.3%)

I hadn’t read anywhere that this was coming and so I was a little surprised seeing it in my local Sainsbury’s. The label looks good and the notes on the back say all the right things but this beer isn’t … Continue reading

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Ridgeway Brewery Bad Elf (4.5%)

This is an odd one. It’s another beer from this year’s Great British Beer Hunt and I’m not sure what I make of it. The aroma is infinitesimal, with just the merest waft of bran and straw, and though the … Continue reading

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