If you like your beer to have a big sweet chocolaty malt backbone behind a luscious citrus hoppy aroma, you may very well enjoy the American Brown style. This beer doesn’t mess around and gives you big flavours whilst still being refreshing enough to have you asking for more. Newcastle Brown this ain’t!
Existing for centuries, the traditionally sour and salty style of beer from the Goslar region in Germany has recently started making a huge impact in the beer world. A Gose gives a savoury edge to your biting sours and can give a depth of flavour that quick kettle sours can lack, and pairs excellently with […]
Dark and complex, but easy going and very sessionable, the Traditional Dark Mild has been a staple of English Beer for a very long time. Don’t let the colour fool you, this is not a sipper, so get it down yer!
In this episode we travel to The Grumpy Goat in Reading (http://thegrumpygoat.co.uk/), the bottleshop where Cal and Mike buy 90% of the beers reviewed in other episodes. We talk to owners Anne-Marie and Charlie about the shop and their upcoming beer festival “Craft Theory” http://crafttheoryfestival.co.uk/ We also review these beers from previous episodes: Jasmine Green […]
Cal loves a lager, but sometimes the wait for that perfectly clean crispy beverage is just too long. One option? Brew a Steam Beer (AKA a California Common), a rough and ready lager yeast beer fermented high and rushed into your glass.
Join Mike and Cal with new homebrewer Dave Ashmore as we discuss the basics of brewing! If you’ve ever wanted to brew or are new to homebrewing, the Back To Basics episodes may be a good place to start!
Brewing has existed for millennia so when something truly new comes along people tend to pay attention. Brut IPAs are so new and have captured so many imaginations that we had to try it out for ourselves!
In this episode Cal gets to revisit one of his earliest brews, the Coconut Brown. Combining the sweet malty robustness of a Brown Ale with the unique creaminess of Coconut, it’s a style not seen very often but enjoyed by most that try it.
As the sweet, roasty, yet smooth drinking evil twin of the Black IPA, the White Stout is lesser known but just as beloved to its fans. Is the illusion great enough to justify the “Stout” name, or is it just a Coffee Pale Ale? In this episode we’re joined by Kieran Johnson (who recently brewed […]