Sadly this lot failed my attempts to be parted from the bottles, so I could add them to my collection. This is the only and major issue, I have with my little hobby.
In the last few years breweries have moved over to using a glue that is nigh impossible to shift. They either never come off or causes the labels to rip, no matter how delicate and carefully I try.
One brilliant thing about the newer labels is that they are rather sturdy, so you can pull them off without the fear of ripping them. Though that said some breweries are using what seems to be Loctite 270 with thin and fragile paper. Yes, you can’t win, can you :)
From left to right we have :
Black Isle Brewery – Blonde : 4.5% : I enjoyed that one. Nice, fruity and hoppy. Nice label.
Shipyard Brewing – Rye Pale Ale : 4.2% : Pleasant good ale, but I didn’t find the rye. Oh look a bear.
Williams Bros. Brewing Co. – Birds & Bees – Golden Summer Ale : 4.3% : Sounded a but naughty. Sadly I can’t remember how it taste. Nice bird on the label could use more bees as I like bees.
Williams Bros. Brewing Co. – Fraøch – Heather Ale : 5% : Didn’t find the heather in here, might be as it was my third beer off the day and after a spicy meal.
Williams Bros. Brewing Co. – Caesar Augustus – Lager / IPA Hybrid : 4.1% : I enjoyed this one and it is the second time, I think, I have tried these larger/IPA mixes. I like the label too.
Black Isle Brewery – Red Kite Amber Ale : 4.2% : A very enjoyable amber ale, second time trying this while in Scotland. Nice label.
One day I will get you !! :)