“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” Dave Barry

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February 14, 2021

Saturday night TV is really rubbish

Robinsons Old Tom Changed from nip size to 330ml embossed bottle in 2006 First record of brewing in 1899. Ingredients: British pale malt, crystal malt, small percentage of chocolate malt, caramel for colour adjustment. Goldings whole hops and small percentage of Northdown. Fuller’s 1845 First brewed in 1995 for the 150th anniversary of the brewery. […]

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February 13, 2021

Home Alone

Wychwood King Goblin Only ever brewed under a full lunar moon, with crystal malts and sovereign hops for a rich, smooth sublimely satisfying taste of pure beer indulgence. Sharps Doom Bar Doom Bar is inspired by its namesake, the treacherous sandbank at the mouth of the Camel Estuary near Sharps’ home at Rock. Accomplished and […]

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February 12, 2021

15Five Quote

“There is only one element in life under our control – our own excellence.”

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February 6, 2021

Home alone, lets keep get out of hand.

Titanic White Star “A light refreshing distinctively hoppy beer with a freshness that belies its strength, so easy to drink it will fool all but the crustiest of sea dogs.”

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February 5, 2021

Another from Wychwood

HOBGOBLIN GOLD A solid gold legend. The combination of four hop varieties infused with malted barley and a touch of wheat give this easy drinking golden beer tropical aromas of citrus and passion fruit. A biscuit-like malt base gives way to heaps of fresh lemon and lime zest. A hop kick riot of rascally refreshment.

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January 30, 2021

Great Beer for starting at Quarter to Seven

Fullers 1845 First brewed in 1995 for the 150th anniversary of the brewery. Winner of CAMRA Champion Bottle Conditioned Beer of Britain (1998-1999). Ingredients: Pale Malt (mix of Pipkin, Maris Otter and Halcyon), crystal and amber malt from Simpsons. Goldings hops. Described by Roger Protz as ’a rich beer with a fruit cake aroma, spices […]

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January 29, 2021

Definitely a Champion of Beers

McEwan’s Champion Used to be known as No 1; then in 1997 it was re-named No 1 Champion Ale after winning a Tesco bottled beer competition; renamed in 2004 to Champion. Production moved from Fountain to John Smiths in Dec 2004. Also see Gordon Highland Scotch. Production moved to Bedford in late 2011 following the […]

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January 23, 2021

Let the weekend begin

Fullers Honey Dew A light golden beer with a zesty edge and a hint of honey sweetness, Organic Honey Dew is a naturally palatable brew that finds popularity among lager drinkers as well as ale fans. It’s a popular misconception that only the honey is organic, but in fact the beer is brewed with entirely […]

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January 22, 2021

15Five Quote

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”

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January 20, 2021