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There’s a hole in the bucket

As I said in my last post, the tap on the Coopers DIY fermenting vessel was looking a bit tired. I have used it for about 16 brews and the seal started to crack. I had a look at it, went it will do another...

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The forgotten home brew

Here I was, happily drinking away and enjoying the Pale Ale (Sierra Nevada Clone) and Blonde Ale (Marilyn’s Secret), thinking it is time to get an order in. A few click later, I had coming the in post over the next few days : 1...

St Peter's Golden Ale Kit - Saison Edition 2

St Peter’s Golden Ale Kit – Saison Edition

I was reading up about Belle Saison the Belgian-style ale yeast, as you do, and ended up gagging for a Saison beer. So I was thinking what is the easiest way to get to one in home brewing. I had the St Peter’s Golden Ale...

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International “brew” Beer Day

Well look at that, today turned into a double celebration. I had a planned to brew up the Coopers Marilyn’s Secret an American Blonde Ale today without even knowing it was the International Beer Day. It will be the first time I brew up this...

Budweiser Budvar Brewery - Budvar Lager 0

Budweiser Budvar Brewery – Budvar Lager

Brewery : Budweiser Budvar Brewery Name : Budvar Lager Country : Czech Style : Lager ABV/VOL/ALC : 5% Note from brewery : Universally regarded as one of the world’s great lager conditioned beers, we only use the finest ingredients, first-class cones from locally grown Saaz...

San Miguel - Sam Miguel Premium Lager 0

San Miguel – Sam Miguel Premium Lager

Brewery : San Miguel Name : Sam Miguel Premium Lager Country : Spain Style : Lager ABV/VOL/ALC : 5.4% Note from taster : Often enjoyed this beer thinking – what a nice Spanish lager. To only today learned that its history is Filipino. “The original...

Sharp's Brewery - Doombar 0

Sharp’s Brewery – Doombar

Brewery : Sharp’s Brewery Name : Doombar Amber Ale Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from brewery : Doom Bar is inspired by its namesake, the treacherous sandbank at the mouth of the Camel Estuary near Sharps’ home at Rock. Accomplished...

Sharp's Brewery - Sea Fury 0

Sharp’s Brewery – Sea Fury

Brewery : Sharp’s Brewery Name : Sea Fury Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 5% Note from brewery : Sea Fury takes its inspiration from the stormy Atlantic seas that crash into the rugged Cornish coast during the long, dark winter. This exceptional...

Shepherd Neame - Canterbury Jack 0

Shepherd Neame – Canterbury Jack

Brewery : Shepherd Neame Name : Canterbury Jack Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from brewery : Canterbury Jack has been hand crafted using the finest Kentish hops and barley, creating a light refreshing and contemporary ale, bursting with citrus nose...

Greene King - Old Golden Hen 0

Greene King – Old Golden Hen

Brewery : Greene King Name : Old Golden Hen Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4.1% Note from brewery : “Old Golden Hen” captures a celestial ray of sunshine in the form of a rare and very special Tasmanian hop called Galaxy. The...

Harper's Brewing Company - Wild Billy’s IPA 0

Harper’s Brewing Company – Wild Billy’s IPA

Brewery : Harper’s Brewing Company Name : Wild Billy’s IPA Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 5% Note from brewery : Brewed under the Harper’s Brewery Company name for Aldi at Marston’s PLC Brewery. Note from taster : Not sure one would call...

Bellhaven Brewery - Scottish Ale 0

Belhaven Brewery – Scottish Ale

Brewery : Belhaven Brewery Name : Scottish Ale Country : Scotland Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 5.2% Note from brewery : 100% Scottish malt and finest English hops in perfect balance. Smooth, rich and nutty a classically crafted Scottish Ale. The ale we’ve been brewing...

Shepherd Neame - Celebration Ale 0

Shepherd Neame – Celebration Ale

Brewery : Shepherd Neame Name : Celebration Ale Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from brewery : Note from taster : Can only remember that there wasn’t much to celebrate. Label :

Carlsberg Breweries - 47 0

Carlsberg Breweries – 47

Brewery : Carlsberg Breweries Name : 47 Country : Denmark Style : Bock ABV/VOL/ALC : 7% Note from brewery : Carlsberg 47 was Carlsberg’s first, strong Christmas beer, originally brewed for the first time in 1972 on the occasion of Carlsberg’s 125th anniversary. It should...

Copper Dragon Brewery - 1816 0

Copper Dragon Brewery – 1816

Brewery : Copper Dragon Brewery Name : 1816 Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from the taster : Can’t remember this one, but like all other Copper Dragon beers I know it went down very well. Label : For the life...

Copper Dragon Brewery - Best Bitter 0

Copper Dragon Brewery – Best Bitter

Brewery : Copper Dragon Brewery Name : Best Bitter Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4% Note from the taster : Can’t remember this one, but like all other Copper Dragon beers I know it went down very well. Label : For the...

Copper Dragon Brewery - Golden Pippin 0

Copper Dragon Brewery – Golden Pippin

Brewery : Copper Dragon Brewery Name : Golden Pippin Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 4.2% Note from the taster : I first tried this out down south and really enjoyed it. Lucky I moved closer to the brewery and got to taste...

Fullers Brewery - 1845 0

Fullers Brewery – 1845

Brewery : Fullers Brewery Name : 1845 Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 6.3% Note from brewery : A strong, rich and fruity ale, Fuller’s 1845 was specially commissioned to celebrated 150 years of the Fuller, Smith and Turner partnership. It’s a live,...

Naylor's Brewery - Old Ale 0

Naylor’s Brewery – Old Ale

Brewery : Naylor’s Brewery Name : Old Ale Country : England Style : Ale ABV/VOL/ALC : 5.9% Note from brewery : An extra long maturation period before being bottled makes this a very smooth beer with sweet maltiness, balanced by subtle bitterness. Strong but easy...