Thursday, 31 March 2016

Beer Review: Benjamin Disraeli Hughenden Ale

Spring has sprung, wind has blown, and there is rain and wetness all across the land. Easter has been and gone, the hour is forward and there is light where there was none previously. Time to stop dwelling in the dark and enter truly the light and taste some ale that is deliberately golden rather than summery. I refer, in this instance, to a brew bought me by my father: Benjamin Disraeli Hughenden Ale which is quite a mouthful, by and bye. This offering is brought to us by Chiltern Brewery and was acquired at the ancestral home of the Prime Minister himself.

And so I must now turn to the business of drinking this ale and then reviewing it for the good of the viewing public. It's a hard job but someone has to do it! Would you like to follow me further into the realms of the beer review?

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Beer Review: Hop Bomb

This was my Easter ale, picked up and presented on the day with much fanfare. It was one that I had chosen myself and even given to other people as a gift. It is, of course, Hop Bomb by T. A. Sadler's who have gifted the world the rather wonderful Mud City Stout. I think I have even had a version of this before in 255ml. Now it's widescreen, with special features, at 500ml and 2.5 of your English Units.

However, this is not the review that you may be expecting from that introduction and it certainly isn't the review that I was intending to write. Would you like to know more?

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Beer Review: 1914 Ale

With the name of this ale I would have been hard-pressed to ignore it on the shelf. My predilections are very much toward making connections and the centenary of the First World War looms large in my thoughts at the moment. This ale does seem to do a good job of making the whole thing work without too much schmaltz and supports a charity that seems, upon Googling, to do good work with survivors of conflicts that would otherwise be forgotten. So, without further ado, let me introduce the master of tonight's ceremonies in 1914 Ale, brewed by Box Steam Brewery, which is something I've had before methinks.

Be wary of the busy and untidy kitchen, wipe your feet for all that will change matters, and follow me to a better place to sit in the living room and discuss this latest addition to my reviewing journey. Would you like to know more?

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Beer Review: Salt's Burton Ale

It's an evening of ale. Just been out to have a swift half in the local and now I'm settling down trying to plan a lesson for Monday with an ale and my dressing gown on because it is cold. Too much information? Too much information. For now apparent reason, I am doing this with an amber ale of bitter variety Salt's Burton Ale from Tower Brewery. This is one that I do keep spotting locally and have been itching to try an ale from, and I finally got round to it because it was a pound on Saturday. I love me a bargain. Hey, stop that, I do get some good ales that aren't randomly on offer but I haven't been writing much lately.

Onward! Would you like to know more?