Monday, 26 June 2017

Yorkshire Craft Beer Review: Moonstone from Hadley Brewing

Yorkshire Craft Beer Review: Moonstone from Hadley Brewing real ale pump clip
Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Yorkshire craft beer review is for Moonstone from Hadley Brewing.

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Moonstone IPA is a cloudy Gold beer. Bitter edge up front. Citrus and dank but with a sweeter freshness on the tip of the tongue. Melon and elderflower.  A sort of backwards IPA. To cut a long story short, not heavily dank but enough to earn the name.

So fun fact: The Hadley in Hadley Brewing is Tom Hadley of Spandau Ballet. This is like his second foray in craft brewing having started up Red Rat. This venture is done with the assistance of the Great Yorkshire Brewing Company. It's True.

Incidentally, I love this pump clip. It reminds me of a set of arty tarot cards I had in uni. 

Interested in the wide world of craft beer? Check out this video review for Blonde from Yorkshire brewery Great Heck.


The Beer in Review is a blog about craft beer and real ale. Keep up with new posts and contact me with comments and questions on twitter or YouTube. I'd love to hear about your craft beer adventures and recommendations from your home town.

Nottinghamshire Craft Beer Review: Aegir from Milestone Brewing

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Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Nottinghamshire craft beer review is for Aegir from Milestone Brewing.

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Aegir from Milestone is a dark amber beer. Quite sweet and fruity up front. Malty fennel and apple. Some fresh cantaloupe in there as well. In the middle a bitter metallic tangyness but over all that sweetness prevails.  But too much for me for it to be quaffable or refreshing. A dessert beer.

So in case you were wondering, Aegir is like a Norse demi-god type character. His domain was the sea and he had a reputation for hosting elaborate parties at which, I am sure, much beer was consumed. He is kind of like a Scandinavian Bacchus. 

Interested in the wide world of craft beer? Check out this video review for Plough from G2 Brewing.


The Beer in Review is a blog about craft beer and real ale. Keep up with new posts and contact me with comments and questions on twitter or YouTube. I'd love to hear about your craft beer adventures and recommendations from your home town.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Bedfordshire Craft Beer Review: Golden Fox from Banks and Taylor

Bedfordshire Craft Beer Review: Golden Fox from Banks and Taylor real ale pump clip
Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Bedfordshire craft beer review is for Golden Fox from Banks and Taylor.

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Golden Fox from Banks and Taylor is a gold beer. Bitter floral and juicy up front with elderflower, ginger and lemon. Hoppy but nice and light. I was expecting disappointment but this was a pleasant and quaffable pint with well balanced summery flavours.

Interested in the wide world of craft beer? Check out this video review for Station X from Concrete Cow Brewery.


The Beer in Review is a blog about craft beer and real ale. Keep up with new posts and contact me with comments and questions on twitter or YouTube. I'd love to hear about your craft beer adventures and recommendations from your home town.

Lancashire Craft Beer Review: Ruby Duck from Fuzzy Duck

Lancashire Craft Beer Review: Ruby Duck from Fuzzy Duck real ale pump clip
Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Lancashire craft beer review is for Ruby Duck from Fuzzy Duck.

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Ruby Duck from Fuzzy Duck is a red craft beer. Lovely fruity boozy bitter up front. Served at just the right Cellar temperature you really get a complex maltiness like a rich Rye bread. Cherry strawberry and almond fill out a rich full bodied beer that has a little bit of nutty walnut astringency to finish.

Interested in the wide world of craft beer? Check out this video review for Pirate Life Pale Ale

The Beer in Review is a blog about craft beer and real ale. Keep up with new posts and contact me with comments and questions on twitter or YouTube. I'd love to hear about your craft beer adventures and recommendations from your home town.

Gloucestershire Craft Beer Review: Jouster from Goffs

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Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Gloucestershire craft beer review is for Jouster from Goffs.

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Jouster from Goffs is an amber bitter. Very fruity up front with apples and peaches. Sharp and crisp but with a hint of mellow sweetness like orange blossom. A fresh green bitter edge of mint and sage.

Interested in the wide world of craft beer? Check out this video review for Desert Ryder from Craft Academy in London.


The Beer in Review is a blog about craft beer and real ale. Keep up with new posts and contact me with comments and questions on twitter or YouTube. I'd love to hear about your craft beer adventures and recommendations from your home town.

Essex Craft Beer Review: Endeavour from Mighty Oak

Essex Craft Beer Review: Endeavour from Mighty Oak real ale pump clip
Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Essex craft beer review is for Endeavour from Mighty Oak.

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Endeavour is a dark amber craft beer from Mighty Oak. Single hopped and very malty upfront. Not hugely complex. A bit fruitier with a whiff of vanilla and cinnamon towards the end. Full bodied, bitter and flavourful. A classic English bitter.

Interested in the wide world of craft beer? Check out this video review for Hungarian Brutal Bitter!

The Beer in Review is a blog about craft beer and real ale. Keep up with new posts and contact me with comments and questions on twitter or YouTube. I'd love to hear about your craft beer adventures and recommendations from your home town.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Maine Craft Beer Review: Rye Pale Ale from Shipyard

Maine Craft Beer Review: Rye Pale Ale from Shipyard
Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Maine craft beer review is for Rye Pale Ale from Shipyard.

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Rye Pale Ale from Shipyard is a dark amber beer. Delicious floral aromas. Beautifully hoppy with citrus and floral notes of orange blossom and lavender . Resinous but not dank. Just such a good beer. Doesn't need to be ice cold. Great with Chinese or Thai food.

Interested in the wide world of craft beer? Check out this video review for Brutal Bitter from Hungarian brewer Legenda!


The Beer in Review is a blog about craft beer and real ale. Keep up with new posts and contact me with comments and questions on twitter or YouTube. I'd love to hear about your craft beer adventures and recommendations from your home town.