Lervig Aktiebryggeri – Tasty Juice

India Pale Ale • 6.0 % ABV • Stavanger, Norway Hot on the heels of Lervig’s sharp Trolltunga as well as their warming and spicy 3 Bean Stout, next on the list is something that airs more on the juicy and the tasty side. Today, we bring you Lervig Aktiebryggeri’s Tasty Juice. Tasty Juice was a massive…

Food Pairing -Keralan Chicken Curry and an IPA

  Kicking things off with the first of my beer pairing sessions, I thought I’d try out the combination of a spicy curry with a sharp, fruity and spicy American style IPA. The English IPA or India Pale Ale was brewed to survive the long trips from England to India back in the 19th Century….

Mad Dog Brewing Co – A Mad Trio

Mad Dog Brewing co is a micro brewery based out of Penperlleni, Monmouthshire and run by Alexis Jones. Alexis, an eager home brewer back in the day, kicked things off at a young age. Showing a keen eye and passion for beer. Despite a break from brewing, his love for the craft kicked back in…

Tiny Rebel Brewery – Captain Insano

Triple IPA (Imperial IPA) • 10.0 % ABV • Newport, Wales After a crazy day of brewery and bar hopping in Bristol back on the 27th May, we decided to pop into Tiny Rebel on our return to Cardiff to snatch up a can of Captain Insano. That weekend saw the release of this hearty sounding Triple IPA…

Other Half Brewing – All Citra Everything

Imperial IPA • 8.5 % ABV • Brooklyn, New York USA Was I in for a treat when I popped into work on the 25th May to find a package sat at my desk – All wrapped up and just begging to be opened. Contained within its cylindrical wrapping was a surprise Howler from Honest Brew. You might remember the…

Siren Craft Brew – Soundwave

India Pale Ale • 5.6 % ABV • Finchampstead, England We’re really getting a feel for Siren Craft Brew and our fridge never seems to be without a Siren brew. Here’s looking at you Maiden and Acid Jam. We recently enjoyed Hop Candy, their tangy DIPA in bottle form which blew us away. In fact, we had a chance…

Wings & Dogs at Brewdog, Cardiff

Back on Thursday 25th, we took a trip into the Cardiff to watch a free showing of Pirates of the Caribbean, as a part of a preview in the Vue cinema near the stadium. The weather was freaking hot and whilst we sat in a nearby bar enjoying a crisp and refreshing Vedett Extra Blonde, we made the…

Dugges Bryggeri -The Tropic Folk

Sour/Wild Ale • 3.5 % ABV • Landvetter, Sweden Time for another sour by the legends of sour and fruit, Dugges Bryggeri based in Sweden. I previously had The Black Current which I totally blown away by, so have no doubt that this is going to be a tasty number. I love that Dugges Bryggeri beers are now totally…

Walkabout – Cardiff Preview Event

On a boiling hot Tuesday in May, We had an opportunity to take part in a preview event at Walkabout in Cardiff after they had closed their doors for a four-week refurbishment project. A £700,000 investment would see a complete overhaul of the venue to show case an entirely new style. Complete with a modernized…

Verdant Brewing Co – Even Sharks Need Water

IPA • 6.5 % ABV • Falmouth, England Onto the last of my candy related beers of the week. Although Even Sharks Need Water by Verdant Brewing Co isn’t an obvious choice for a candy related beer, it soon become evident once you see how the beer is described. “It’s like a packet of sherbet sweets drenched…

Brewdog – Candy Kaiser

Altbier • 5.2 % ABV • Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Time for another beer following the theme of candy. My next beer comes from craft beer pros, Brewdog and comes in the form of an altbier – A style of beer traditionally brewed in and around the German city of Düsseldorf. “Alt” literally translates to “Old” in German…

Siren – Hop Candy

Double IPA • 9.0 % ABV • Finchampstead, England After the rich and dark beers of last week, it was nice to move onto some fresher and more vibrant options this week. Following a bit of a “Candy” theme this week, the first beer we would be trying is Hop Candy by Siren. A double IPA (DIPA) that…