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Beer – #1,068 – Deep Creek – Wildwood Solera 2019

Deep Creek Wildwood Solera. A Lambic. Yes, a sour beer.  This one was released without much fanfare, or much fuss and noise from the stockists, unlike the Diep Kreik – … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,067 – Rhyme and Reason – Oamaruvian Xmas 2017

Rhyme & Reason Oamaruvian Xmas 2017, a beer for New Year.  A year ago I was drinking Brouwerij Huyghe – Delirium Noël / Christmas so two festive beers in a row, now … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,066 – Zeelandt – Mary

Zeelandt Mary – A Cherry Gose.  I’m not a fan of Sour beers, but am compelled to try them, it’s like kissing frogs, which may or may not be legal … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,065 – Whistling Sisters – Red Pils

Whistling Sisters, Red Pils, It’s the BeerJerk beer club beer of the week. The 253rd different brewer for this project. I say project because that’s the popular word for most … Continue reading

December 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,064 – Emporium – Reuben the Red 2019

Emporium Brewing Reuben the Red – I liked the idea of a Spiced Red Ale, it’s sounds like an Anti-Flanders Red type of beer, but spices and Star Anise made … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,063 – 8 Wired / Moon Dog – Byg is Beautiful

8 Wired / Moon Dog Byg is Beautiful- It is beer of the week on the BeerJerk beer club, which is a magnificent surprise as I’m Big on Barleywine. “This … Continue reading

December 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,062 – Stone – 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale

It is a beer with a long name Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale. A couple of weekends until the Christmas break, and it’s warm and humid, … Continue reading

December 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,061 – Van Diest – Früli Strawberry Beer

Früli Strawberry Beer. I couldn’t help myself here, and the idea of a strawberry beer is quite appealing, for no reason that I can think of. zesty fruitiness This 330ml … Continue reading

December 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,060 – Kunstmann – Gran Torobayo

Not the usual this one is the big one, the Gran Torobayo. I was out buying beer from Hopscotch beer, you’d be familiar with their bottle, it’s in a lot of … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,059 – Craftwork – Barrique Honey Medlar

Craftwork Barrique This used to be known as ‘Craftwork Anniversaire’ the last version was  in 2017, although the last one I had was in 2016 I’m easily confused. This was bottled … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,058 – Garage Project – Triple Day of the Dead 2018

Garage Project Triple Day of the Dead 2018 – an 11% Black Lager. Tequila Barrel Aged Chilli Chocolate Black Lager if you want to argue the point . This year … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,057 – McLeod’s – Smugglers Bay Quadrupel

McLeod’s Smugglers Bay Quadrupel – A Quad! An honest to goodness Quad, honestly to goodnessly aged in Bourbon barrels. This is bottle 1472 of around 1700 that made it in … Continue reading

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,056 – 8 Wired – Dynamo Merlot 2018

Dynamo Merlot 2018, always always worth are the drink the beers from 8 Wired, which beers do not last long in stores, snapped up quickly, particularly the more exotic and … Continue reading

November 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,054 – 8 Wired / Pinta – Opium Cake

8 Wired Opium Cake, collaboration beer with a Polish brewer Pinta. This bottle c/- the BeerJerk club  as beer of the week. Obviously made with amongst other things Poppy Seeds. based … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1050 – Kereru – Blueberry Stout

Kereru Blueberry Stout. A seemingly improbable mix. I’ve always thought as Kereru as more conservative brewer, but some of their recent releases make me think that they’ve been playing a … Continue reading

August 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1047 – Deschutes – The Abyss Tequila

Deschutes The Abyss Tequila – the 2017 release, A gift from the favourite boy chid of mine, I’ve only the one, so they’ll figure out who I’m talking about. As … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1046 – Craftwork – Riverstone ’10

Craftwork Riverstone ’10.  A beer brewed for a celebration. I don’t think that it was me opening a beer on Sunday they brewed it for, but we live in hope. … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1043 – Garage Project – Muse Hibiscus and Lemon

Garage Project Muse Hibiscus & Lemon, and a change of music, same band different album, which kind of fits the theme. a pristine blank canvas Muse is in a 330ml bottle, … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1042 – Garage Project – Muse Au Naturel

“Brewers make the wort and yeast makes the beer”. Yeast is all around us and different strains can radically effect the flavour of a beer. There are all manner of wild yeast varieties floating around the Wild Workshop which can make magic tasting beers but would infect and ‘ruin’ everything in a traditional brewery. Muse has a very simple malt base which was fermented with Garage Project’s saison blend and Lactobacillus and aged in oak barrels. Lactobacillus is a bacteria which produces sour lactic acid. Muse serves as the marvellously complex yet drinkable tart, sour canvas to which Garage Project are building a whole series of beers on. Each iteration of Muse is made with different additions. The infusion of dry hibiscus gives this iteration of Muse striking colour, aroma and flavour. The freshly zested lemon peel makes for a long dry zesty finish.

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

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