Non alcoholic beer – what’s the point in that? If your idea and memory of 0% beer is a bottle of the awful Kaliber back in the day, or maybe you’d think, as I often do, “I’d rather just have a decent cuppa, thanks” then maybe this blog post is for you. I never drink…… Continue reading Does 0% Alcohol Mean 0% Taste?
There was recently a view among beer drinkers that sub-3% ABV beers (if you could find any) were low in taste. That changed when Ireland’s Whiplash brewery, despite brewing some of the country’s finest DIPAs over the past few years, released a 2.8% micro IPA called Northern Lights. That beer hit a new high among…… Continue reading Searching Low and Low
We all know macro breweries are a bit scared of microbrewed local craft beer. That’s why they’ve all unleashed their ultra-glitzy craft advertising campaigns featuring happy looking people brewing in a large shed and running their hands endlessly through buckets of malted barley – all while the sun streams through an old single-glazed window. ‘Cos…… Continue reading You’re Being Duped
Every so often a brewery, new to me, crosses my path and takes my breath away. Last year that brewery wasn’t Cloudwater, Northern Monk, Verdant or any of the other supposedly hip and fashionable UK breweries. Sure, they’ve produced some great beers over the past while and are widely known by Northern Ireland’s beer crafterati…… Continue reading Brew York: Coconut Kings
Boundary has been pumping out the beers recently faster than a five handed Irish barman on Saint Patrick’s Day. One of the latest is Imbongirific, an 8.9% ABV tropical double IPA and a ramped up version of its tasty Imbongo IPA. Expect a high stone fruit content of juicy mango and papaya, not only on…… Continue reading Bitters, Blondes and IPAs