Tag: Beer of the week

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Beer of the Week – Bedlam Brewery Golden Ale

Strength: 4.2% ABV Brewed: Albourne, West Sussex Based on a farm near Brighton, Bedlam Brewery prides itself not only on its quality ingredients used throughout the brewing process of their core range, but also on the environment. All of the energy that’s required for brewing comes from onsite solar panels, the brewery plant and ...

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Beer of the Week – Einstök Doppelbock

Strength: 6.7% Brewed: Akureyi, Iceland Named after the Icelandic word for “unique” – Einstök Brewery is located within the fishing port of Akureyi, 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Boasting some of the Earth’s purest water, which flows from rain and prehistoric glaciers through the Hlíðarfjall Mountain and ancient lava ...

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Beer of the Week – Brooklyn Brewery’s American Ale

  Brewed: Brooklyn, New York Strength: 4.5% ABV Brooklyn Brewery are one of the very few craft beer giants that deliver consistency when brewing is concerned. Their flagship lager is, somehow, nothing like the over-sweetened, over-carbonated lagers that we’re used to in the UK and is all the better for it. Their ...

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Beer of the Week – Meantime Raspberry Wheat

Brewed: Greenwich, London Strength: 5% ABV Founded at the turn of the millennium in a small flat in Greenwich by Brew Master Alastair Hook and some like minded friends, Meantime has since become one of the leading breweries in the British Craft Beer revolution. Having set up their state-of-the-art brewery in 2010, ...

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Beer of the Week – ORA Gioele

Strength: 5% Brewed: Modena, Italy Having scoured England, Scotland and Italy in search of the finest ingredients, ORA is an Italian craft brewery located in Modena. Launched around ten years ago initially as a pastime, Daniele Costa Zaccarelli began to brew beers in his garage and over time learnt the ...

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Beer of the Week – Cloudwater Brew Co. DIPA v6

Strength: 9% Brewed: Manchester, England Set up at the end of 2014, Cloudwater Brew Co. is a Manchester-based brewery that operates from an ex warehouse space, just a stone’s throw from the city centre. Initially inspired by a Copenhagen Beer Celebration, the brewery was set up with a respect for the changing ...

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Beer of the Week – Fierce Beer Co. Peanut Riot

Strength: 6.5% Brewed: Aberdeen, Scotland Since launching their first proper brewery earlier on this year, Scotland’s Fierce Beer Co. has become intensely prolific. Having produced over 50,000 litres of beer within the past six months, the brewery offers a whopping core range of ten beers amongst some limited edition offerings ...

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Beer of the Week – The London Beer Factory’s ‘Beyond The Pale’

Strength: 4.2% Brewed: West Norwood, London Founded in 2014 by brothers Ed and Sim Cotton, The London Beer Factory operates from South-East London’s increasingly trendy West Norwood. Dedicated to crafting beers with character, unique flavours and distinctive qualities, they are also the first ever UK brewery to use 360° cans, ...

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Beer of the Week – Bedlam Brewery Pilsner

Strength: 4.2% Brewed: Albourne, West Sussex Based on a farm near Brighton, Bedlam Brewery prides itself not only on its quality ingredients used throughout the brewing process of their core range, but also on the environment. All of the energy that’s required for brewing comes from onsite solar panels, the brewery plant ...

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Beer of the Week – Magic Rock Rapture

Strength: 4.6% ABV Brewed: Birkby, Huddersfield Heavily inspired by the American craft beer scene, alongside a passion for great beers, Magic Rock Brewing Co. commenced brewing in 2011. Since initiating, the brewery has become renowned as one of Yorkshire’s finest craft brewers, “committed to making a full range of modern, ...

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Beer of the Week – Brooklyn Brewery’s Brooklyn East IPA

Brewed: Brooklyn, New York Strength: 6.9% ABV Brooklyn Brewery are one of the very few craft beer giants that deliver consistency, when brewing is concerned. Their flagship lager is, somehow, nothing like the over-sweetened, over-carbonated lagers that we’re used to in the UK, and is all the better for it. ...

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Beer of the Week – Big Smoke Brew Co. Underworld Milk Stout

Strength: 5% Brewed: Surbiton, Surrey Initially set up as a microbrewery behind The Antelope pub in Surbiton, Big Smoke Brew Co. have become massively renowned for their beer over the past two years, most of which are vegan-friendly. Operating from an old stables premise, Big Smoke’s produce is representative of ...

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Beer of the Week – The London Beer Factory’s Paxton IPA

Founded in 2014 by brothers Ed and Sim Cotton, The London Beer Factory operates from South-East London’s increasingly trendy West Norwood. Dedicated to crafting beers with character, unique flavours and distinctive qualities, they are also the first ever UK brewery to use 360° cans, with a unique ring pull design ...

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Beer of the Week – Goose Island Beer Company’s Goose IPA

Strength: 5.9% Brewed: Chicago, Illinois Set up in 1988 by founder John Hall, Goose Island is now one of America’s most popular craft breweries. Inspired by Hall’s travels of Europe, through which he managed to experience some incredible tasting beers from the continent, Chicago was eventually the city chosen as a base ...

Beer of the Week – Freedom Prototype Pale Ale

Beer of the Week – Freedom Prototype Pale Ale

Brewed: Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire Strength: 4.2% ABV Britain’s longest-established brewer of craft lager, Freedom Brewery has been operating since 1995. However, it’s not until very recently that they’ve finally started to delve into the world of ales. Following a huge expansion project, which saw a brand new brew house and ...

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Beer of the Week – BrewDog Elvis Juice

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 6.5% ABV Brewed: Ellon, Scotland Tired of a market dominated by industrially brewed lagers and ales, the team behind BrewDog set up the world’s first crowd-funded brewery in 2007. Now operating from a site in Ellon, just north of Aberdeen, a community of over 35000 investors own ...

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Beer of the Week – Redemption Brewing Company Big Chief

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Tired of working in the City of London’s banking industry, Andy Moffat decided to change his career path and set up Redemption Brewing Company in 2010, following his ambition to open a brewery of his own. Operating from an industrial site in Tottenham, just ...

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Beer of the Week – Beavertown Brewery Smog Rocket Smoked Porter

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.4% Brewed: Tottenham Hale, London Named after the old Cockney name given to the De Beauvoir area of London, where the brand was born in 2011, Beavertown Brewery now operates from a site in Tottenham Hale. Having upgraded to a premises with a 50HL Brew House to work ...

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Beer of the Week – And Union NEU BLK

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Set up in 2007, Bavarian craft bier brand And Union is the produce of a father, a son and his business partner, with a focus on rationality and simplicity - the basic principles of modernism – at the helm. Working with brew-masters from four ...

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Beer of the Week – Siren Craft Brew Soundwave IPA

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.6% Brewed: Finchampstead, Berkshire Set up in Berkshire in 2012, Siren is heavily inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, in so far as crafting beers named after various characters. Since initiating, however, the brewery has become widely renowned for a desire to strive and create the absolute best beers ...

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Beer of the Week – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Focusing on brewing using only premium ingredients in their most natural state, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was set up by Ken Grossman in 1979. Initially a humble brewery in Chico, California, the brand is now recognised as one of the United States’ finest craft ...

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Beer of the Week – KAGUA Rouge

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Initially inspired by Cobra – a beer originally founded by Baron Bilimoria of Chelsea, especially crafted to be paired with food, working particularly well with Indian dishes – KAGUA is the brainchild of young entrepreneur Shiro Yamada. Specifically crafted to complement Japanese food, specifically ...

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Beer of the Week – Einstök Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.6% Brewed: Akureyi, Iceland Named after the Icelandic word for “unique” – Einstök Brewery is located within the fishing port of Akureyi, 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Boasting some of the Earth’s purest water, which flows from rain and prehistoric glaciers through the Hlíðarfjall ...

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Beer of the Week – Rocky Head Imitera IPA

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 7.2% Brewed: Southfields, London Set up by a small group of friends in the summer of 2012, Rocky Head Brewery is heavily inspired by the American craft beer scene, operating as a microbrewery from a site in South West London. Although a somewhat ramshackle organisation, using equipment ...

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Beer of the Week – Bedlam Brewery Porter

Strength: 5% Brewed: Albourne, West Sussex Based on a farm near Brighton, Bedlam Brewery prides itself not only on its quality ingredients used throughout the brewing process of their core range, but also on the environment. All of the energy that’s required for brewing comes from onsite solar panels, the brewery plant ...

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Beer of the Week – Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 7% Brewed: Kounoso, Japan First established in 1823, it wasn’t until 1996 that the Kiuchi Brewery started to produce Hitachino Nest beer, formerly better known for its sake production. Located in the small Japanese village of Kounosu, the beer’s name is inspired by the Kounosu’s literal meaning ...

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Beer of the Week – Brooklyn Brewery Brown Ale

Image courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.6% Brewed: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA Set up in New York during the late 1980s, Brooklyn Brewery was inspired by Steve Hindy’s stint as a Middle East-based journalist, having befriended a number of Saudi Arabian diplomats that would ply ...

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Beer of the Week – Cloudwater IPA Citra Spring/Summer 2016

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 6.5% Brewed: Manchester, England Set up at the end of 2014, Cloudwater Brew Co. is a Manchester-based brewery that operates from an ex warehouse space, just a stone’s throw from the city centre. Initially inspired by a Copenhagen Beer Celebration, the brewery was ...

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Beer of the Week – Einstök Icelandic Toasted Porter

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 6% Brewed: Akureyi, Iceland Named after the Icelandic word for “unique” – Einstök Brewery is located within the fishing port of Akureyi, 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Boasting some of the Earth’s purest water, flowing from rain and prehistoric glaciers through the Hlíðarfjall Mountain ...

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Beer of the Week – Siren Craft Brew Liquid Mistress Red IPA

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.8% Brewed: Finchampstead, Berkshire Set up in Berkshire in 2012, Siren is heavily inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, in so far as crafting beers named after various characters. Since initiating, however, the brewery has become widely renowned for a desire to strive and create ...

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Beer of the Week – Five Points Brewing Co. Pale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.4% Brewed: Hackney, London Based in the heart of East London’s Hackney, Five Points Brewing Co. first started to become established in 2013, following the success of their brilliant pale ale. With five beers now making up their core range, it’s no surprise that Five ...

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Beer of the Week – Rocky Head Zen

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.8% Brewed: Southfields, London Set up by a small group of friends in the summer of 2012, Rocky Head Brewery is heavily inspired by the American craft beer scene, operating as a microbrewery from a site in South West London. Although a somewhat ...

Beer of the Week – Brixton Effra Ale

Beer of the Week – Brixton Effra Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.5% ABV Brewed: Brixton, London Founded in 2013 by two local couples, inspired by the energy of Brixton, with its history, noise and vibrant mix of cultures and people, Brixton Brewery make beer in the heart of the neighbourhood. Drawing on traditional techniques, ...

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Beer of the Week – BrewDog 5AM Saint

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5% ABV Brewed: Ellon, Scotland Tired of a market dominated by industrially brewed lagers and ales, the team behind BrewDog set up the world’s first crowd-funded brewery in 2007. Now operating from a site in Ellon, just north of Aberdeen, a community of over 35000 investors own ...

Waste Charity Launches First Surplus Bread to Beer Ale

Beer of the Week – Toast Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food It’s no secret that food waste in the UK is a real issue, and with Brits wasting an estimated 15 million tonnes of food each year, it’s bread that’s wasted the most. In fact, recent figures have shown that UK households are throwing away ...

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Beer of the Week – Hitachino Nest White Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.5% ABV Brewed: Kounoso, Japan First established in 1823, it wasn’t until 1996 that the Kiuchi Brewery started to produce Hitachino Nest beer, formerly better known for its sake production. Located in the small Japanese village of Kounosu, the beer’s name is inspired ...

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Beer of the Week – BrewDog Vagabond Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.5% ABV Brewed: Ellon, Scotland Tired of a market dominated by industrially brewed lagers and ales, the team behind BrewDog set up the world’s first crowd-funded brewery in 2007. Now operating from a site in Ellon, just north of Aberdeen, a community of ...

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Beer Of The Week – Crate I.P.A

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.8% ABV Brewed: Hackney Wick, London Set up in 2012, Crate Brewery operates from an old print factory in the heart of London’s vibrant Hackney Wick. Priding themselves on using only the finest British Malts and internationally sourced hops, Crate’s core range consists ...

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Beer of the Week – Goose Island Beer Co.’s Honkers Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.3% ABV Brewed: Chicago, Illinois Set up in 1988 by founder John Hall, inspired by his travels of Europe, through which he managed to experience some incredible tasting beers from the continent, Goose Island is now one of America’s most popular craft breweries. ...

Beer of the Week – Bedlam Brewery Benchmark

Strength: 4% Brewed: Albourne, West Sussex Based on a farm near Brighton, Bedlam Brewery prides itself not only on its quality ingredients used throughout the brewing process of their core range, but also on the environment. All of the energy that’s required for brewing comes from onsite solar panels, the ...

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