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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Finish

Innis & Gunn

7.4%




Innis & Gunn are veritable powerhouses of the barrel-ageing game, and with the hilarity of their recent April Fool’s Day prank (wooden bottles indeed! Not that I believed them or anything) clogging up the internet I somehow missed the fact they had released a Scottish stout aged in Irish whiskey barrels.

Luckily the supermarket staff had CPR training, but still I was dead for ten minutes and saw nothing.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Professor Green's Remedy Pale Ale

Signature Brew

4.5% 



Good beer isn't something you'd associate with hip-hop. Champagne and cognac seem to be more that genre's speed, and you'd be forgiven a quizzical head-tilt at the news that British rapper Professor Green has a beer out bearing his name.

Signature Brew's selling point is brewing beers with the collaboration of musicians, and the good Professor's beer was the first of these I noticed on the scene, over a year ago. With a confession of my remission and tardiness to the party, I cracked a bottle and prepared to get all thugged out.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

The 38th Newcastle upon Tyne Beer and Cider Festival


“Beers over 6% will be served in thirds”

I imagined my glass falling from my hand in cinematic slow motion, shattering into a million thirsty pieces as a crowd of list-ticking CAMRA diehards all turned on me, fingers extended, yelling “a drunkard is in our midst!”

I’ve seen few signs as upsetting as this.

“A third of Fat Ape IPA” I coughed out to the barman, wanting to die on the spot.

“I’ve given you a half” he replied, filling my glass with a cheeky smile.

Thank fuck for that.