Cali – Tiny Rebel

August 15, 2018

Cali – Tiny Rebel  (330ml can, 5.6% ABV, vegan) Tiny Rebel is one of the roaring successes of the Welsh beer scene. Starting in 2012 with two mates…

Amalgamation Houblon Tripel 

Amalgamation Houblon Tripel

August 8, 2018

Unity Brewing  Amalgamation Houblon Tripel (330ml bottle, 8.0% ABV, vegan) ‘So, let me get this straight, yeah?’ Josh says. ‘This beer we’re brewing is a Belgian Tripel,…

Pure Gold

Pure Gold

June 30, 2018

Pure Gold – Itchen Valley  (500ml bottle, 4.8% ABV) The phrase ‘pure gold’ always reminds me of Lord Percy’s attempt at alchemy in Blackadder II. Rather than a…

Becoming North

June 23, 2018

  Becoming North by Good Chemistry  (660ml bottle, 6.0% ABV, vegan) When is a porter not a porter? When it’s a Baltic porter. When is a…

Kick start


June 16, 2018

Kick-Start – Vibrant Forest  (500ml bottle, 5.7% ABV, vegan) Breakfast, we’re told, is the most important meal of the day. What do you have for breakfast? Maybe some porridge…

D-Day Revival Southwick Village

June 6, 2018

Southwick D-Day Revival The annual Southwick Village D-Day Revival event is this weekend, and it is a biggie. Last year we had over 10,000 visitors…

Narrow Guage

Leighton Buzzard

May 17, 2018

Leighton Buzzard –  Narrow Gauge (500ml bottle, 3.9% ABV) Apparently there’s a light railway in Leighton Buzzard. The things you learn from beer bottles, eh? It makes…

Fred In London

Fred in London

May 2, 2018

Fred in London (330ml, 11.0% ABV) Siren Craft  ‘Fred in London’ is named for the late Fred Eckhardt, a pioneer of the American beer scene. He…

Trapped in Amber

Trapped in Amber

April 25, 2018

 Trapped in Amber (440ml, 3.2% ABV) Staggeringly Good Table beer, or small beer, used to be a very fashionable thing – a beverage with such low alcohol you…

Black Buzzard

Black Buzzard

April 20, 2018

 Black Buzzard (500ml, 5.8% ABV) Leighton Buzzard I love English place names. From the energetic (Westward Ho!, complete with its exclamation mark) to the oxymoronic (Lower Upham), England…