Tag: Beer of the week

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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 ...

Rated: 2015’s Christmas Beers

Whether it’s in the form of spirit soaked puddings, boozy Christmas parties, or a glass of champagne to toast the festivities; drinking season is upon us. So with the holidays just around the corner, here’s our round up of the best (and worst) Christmas beers on the market for 2015. ...

Beer of the Week – Five Points Brewing Co. IPA

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 7.1% ABV Brewed: Hackney, London Based in the heart of East London’s Hackney, Five Points Brewing Co. first started to become established in 2013, following their Five Points Pale Ale, and now there are four beers within the brewery’s core range. We’ve already ...

Beer of the Week – Wild Card Brewery’s King of Hearts

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Brewed: Walthamstow, London Strength: 4.5% ABV Founded on the back of a hobby that turned into an obsession, Wild Card Brewery functions from its own site in Walthamstow, having opened at the beginning of last year. And featuring four core beers inspired by picture ...

Beer of the Week – Brooklyn Brewery Post Road Pumpkin Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5% ABV Brewed: Brooklyn, New York King of quintessential autumnal dishes, taking centre stage for their Jack-o'-lantern properties at Halloween, through to the American Thanksgiving dinner dessert of choice – pumpkin is the key ingredient for our Beer of the Week. Taking note ...

Beer of the Week – Meantime London Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Brewed: Greenwich, London Strength: 4.3% 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. ...

Beer of the Week – Crate Lager

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.8% ABV Brewed: Hackney Wick, London Having already expressed our regards towards Crate’s core range offerings, on more than one occasion, the time has arrived for the Hackney Wick-based brewery’s humble Lager to soak up the spotlight. Brewed on site, like their other Beers, ...

Beer of the Week – BrewDog Dead Pony Club Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 3.8% 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 ...

Beer of the Week – Five Points Brewing Co. Hook Island Red

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 6% ABV Brewed: Hackney, London The Five Points Brewing Company is the latest of London’s microbreweries to have caught our attention. Based in the heart of East London’s Hackney, the brewery first started to become established in 2013, following their Five Points Pale Ale, ...

Beer of the Week – Meantime Yakima Red

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.1 ABV Brewed: Greenwich, London Introduced at the tail end of 2012 as the second addition to Meantime Brewery’s core range (following the success of their London Lager). First launched as a limited edition brew, only available on draught from a small number ...

Beer of the Week – Partizan Iced Tea Saison

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 3.7% Brewed: Bermondsey, London Renowned for their brilliant Pale Ale, Partizan Brewery’s Iced Tea Saison is the latest to tickle our fancy. In fairness, the combination of Iced Tea and Beer does seem like an odd one, but the pair does somehow work ...

Beer of the Week – BrewDog #MashTag ‘15

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 10% 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 ...

Beer of the Week – CRATE Pale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.5% ABV Brewed: Hackney Wick, London CRATE’s 'Golden' has already been featured as our ‘Beer of the Week’, however, having recently partaken in a bottle of the brewery’s Pale, we have a new favourite. For those unfamiliar with the brewery, Crate was set ...

Beer of the Week – Green & Pleasant Golden Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 3.8% ABV Brewed: Kings Bromley, Staffordshire Priding themselves on producing a range of drinks that only use England’s finest ingredients, Cambridge-based drinks company Green & Pleasant have recently added a Cider and Golden Ale to their range. The latter of which is our ...

Beer of the Week – Oddbins No 5

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.8% ABV Brewed: Southfields, London Arriving just in time for the summer, Oddbins has teamed up with London-based Rocky Head Brewery, set up by Ex Oddbins Buying Director Steve Daniel and a group of friends as a micro-brewery, marking the latest instalment in ...

Beer of the Week – Beavertown Gamma Ray American Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.4% ABV Brewed: Tottenham Hale, London Not only does Beavertown Brewery adorn the World's coolest labels (see above), their range of Beers is also implausible. Named after the old Cockney name given to the De Beauvoir area of London, where the brand was ...

Beer of the Week – Roux Brew 2015

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With 17 choices now on offer, Michel Roux Jr.’s two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche was one of the first quality eateries to establish a Beer List within the restaurant. And off the back of their first Roux Brew, in partnership with Bermondsey’s Fourpure Brewing Co, ...

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