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Tag: Pale ale

Bexley Brewery – Howbury 6 – English Pale Ale

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Bexley Brewery‘s Howbury range of beer is a simple idea executed brilliantly. A self-defined “development range” that allows them to try new things, make mistakes, get feedback, identify possible new stalwarts for their core range and more generally offer a bit of variety. Read the rest of this entry »

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Every Beer Has Its Place: The Rise of Bexley Brewery

Bexley Brewery

So, bear with me while I start with a little history lesson. The beer will follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Peter, Pale and Mary

Glass and bottle of Peter, Pale and Mary beer from Mikkeller

There is something a little intimidating about beers from the Mikkeller brewery. They feel like serious beers, as they are what all the proper, seasoned beer geeks rave about. There is intimidation and excitement. It is not unlike listening to free jazz or reading Infinite Jest for the first time. It might not be a comfortable experience. You might not like it. You might not get it. And that might make you question your own taste, in the widest sense of the word. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick and Not-Particularly-Good Booze Reviews

Three bottles of beer

A night in with some craft beer and I figured I’d record a few thoughts whilst still under the influence. Obviously, I am a sensible drinker, so this isn’t as reckless as you might think. I am well aware that heavy drinking and posting stuff on the internet is not a great mix. I’m sure none of you need me getting all tired and emotional on you all, telling you I love you and miss you all very much. Read the rest of this entry »

A pre-gig drink at BrewDog Camden…

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The other week marked my first wedding anniversary – an opportunity to look back on a wonderful day and a wonderful first year of marriage. And my wife, being the awesome wife that she is, bought me a great anniversary present. Two tickets to see The War on Drugs was the perfect present for two reasons. Reason one, Slave Ambient was my record of 2011. Reason two, the tickets were obviously made of paper[1], paper is the symbol of a first wedding anniversary, and so here was a present that was both incredibly thoughtful, and incredibly apt. Read the rest of this entry »