IPA-366

As seems to be a theme with both my brewing and blog posting, it’s been a good while since either have had had my attention. Stocks are very low though and with Christmas not that far away it’s time to recommission the brewery and get…

Double Black Forest Gateau

I brewed a lower strength version of my Black Forest Gateau recipe last year and recently came across the last couple of bottles.  It was always meant to be a bit bigger than the five and a half percent that it came out at, but…

12 Beers of Xmas – Day 12 – Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Brut

It doesn’t seem long since I opened the first bottle, but the 12 beers comes to an end today. It’s been great to read everybody’s thoughts on their selected beers. Thanks to Steve at the Beer O’Clock Show for promoting this for another year! I’ve…

12 Beers of Xmas – Day 11 – Moor Beer Fusion 2014

The penultimate day, and it’s time to pull out the local option from the cellar.  This is the 2014 vintage of Moor’s Fusion; a cider barrel aged old ale.  The cider barrel part had me a little wary, thinking that this would be a bit…

12 Beers of Xmas – Day 10 – Cascade Brewing Sang Noir

This is post number two for today after catching up on beer 9 earlier this afternoon.  As with many of the beers in the 12 beers lineup, I’ve been looking forwards to trying this since Claire stumbled across it in Henley earlier in the year….

12 Beers of Xmas – Day 9 – Crooked Stave Progenitor

I’m a bit behind with day 9 as I spent most of it touring Bristol’s bars.  I’d deliberately not selected a beer in my lineup for this day so that I could do an adhoc one while in one of the pubs.  There were certainly…

12 Beers of Xmas – Day 8 – Wild Beer Co. Yadokai

I was going to open this one last year, but after Wild Beer announced that Yadokai was ‘sick’ I put it away again to wait for the ropeyness to clear. I’ve decided to give it a go this year, in the hope that things have…

12 Beers of Xmas – Day 7 – Amager Danish Metal

Day 7, Boxing day.  I had planned to open the Yadokai today, but decided that a lower ABV might be nice instead.  So, it’s 10% imperial stout time with the Danish Metal from Danish brewery Amager.  I hadn’t realised at the time I got this…

12 Beers of Xmas – Day 6 – Weird Beard Sadako Ardbeg

Christmas day has been all bucks fizz, champagne and red wine so far.  Now it’s time for some beer to mix things up a bit.  Tonight is the turn of the Ardbeg barrel aged Sadako imperial stout from Weird Beard.  This is a 2014 bottle,…

12 Beers of Xmas -Day 5 – Bruery Terreux Tart of Darkness

Christmas Eve brings day 5 of the 12 beers and a bottle that I’ve really been looking forwards to.  Tart of Darkness is a sour stout, aged in a variety of oak barrels previously used for other Bruery beers.  This is a 2015 bottle. After…