Basic Risotto Recipe

Many years ago during the most festive of years, I received the gift of a non-stick pan along with a slotted spoon to create what has become a staple food in our house due to its versatile nature. To make a proper risotto, you need to take your time and spend the full 20 minutes…

Beer Tasting at Work – 18/05/2018

Another week has gone and we enjoyed another set of beers of Delicious beers for our latest Beer Tasting at Work Session The theme of the week this time was yeast and how yeast can change beer in terms of flavour and mouthfeel. Each of these beers have gone through a secondary fermentation which means…

Beer Tasting at Work – 11/05/2018

Here we are with another weekend behind us and the next beer tasting session at work. This time around, I arranged a hopped-up session so that we had some similarities and variations that would help my colleagues identify the definition of a pale ale or an IPA. The beers were swiftly chosen and offer a…

Fierce Beer – Very Big Moose: Tonka

Imperial Chocolate Stout • 12.0 % ABV • Aberdeen, Scotland (A Collaboration With Brew York – Walmgate, York) Last but certainly not least is the final moosed up chocolate stout from my Fierce Beer trio collection. Once again, they show that it’s possible to take perfection and up the ante a touch more to create something…

Fierce Beer – Very Big Moose

Imperial Chocolate Stout • 12.0 % ABV • Aberdeen, Scotland (A Collaboration With BrewDog – Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Next in the Fierce Beer, Moose Trio is one that caused quite a stir as the winner of Brewdog’s Collabfest in 2017, the recent re-release at the Punk AGM in 2018 and one that my buddy Bob was…

Fierce Beer – Moose Mousse

Chocolate Stout • 4.5 % ABV • Aberdeen, Scotland Over the last bank holiday weekend, I had an opportunity to delve into my beer collection and try a range of chocolate (Cocoa) inspired beers from Fierce Beer with a couple of collaborations to boot. I did have a variation in bottle but the sneaky bottle decided…

Beer Tasting at Work – 04/05/2018

With the success that was our first Beer Tasting at Work session last weekend, everyone was pretty excited for another. I wanted to offer another varied range of offerings, including a bit of a hefty wild card. This would help to further gauge what my colleagues thought of some more unusual options. With the last…

Bruery Terreux – Frucht: Raspberry

Berliner Weisse • 4.3 % ABV • Orange County, California Pay day has finally arrived and what better way to spend that hard-earned cash, than on a selection of new beers for the coming weeks? One of the gems that I picked up comes from Bruery Terreux, known for producing some really good sour and wild…

Beer Tasting at Work – 27/04/2018

Last Friday came and went as it does every week. Despite the weather being damp out there, I didn’t let things get in the way of the first of my bottle share sessions at work. I had the opportunity to take some team members out of their comfort zone and introduce them to the weird…

Pale Ale Mac & Cauliflower Cheese

Ah, Mac & Cheese! This for me is the epiphany of a delicious comfort food. Small tubes of pasta cooked until el dente, combined with a rich cheesy sauce then topped with even more cheese and popped under the grill to create an almost crunchy topping. Get a little garlic bread on the side and…

Stuffed Manchgo Burgers & All The Trimmings

How lucky were we last weekend? With the possibility of a little sunshine hitting the town of Barry, I had it in my head that we would be having a BBQ on the Saturday whether Jebus liked it or not. Having missed all of the awesome summer from last year due to delays moving into our…

Brewdog – Nebula

In a recent AGM announcement made in April, Brewdog outed their latest beer subscription package called Fanzine. Fanzine is a fortnightly subscription that can be signed up to and cancelled at any time for the price of £11 including delivery for mainland UK. The subscription includes 3 exclusive beers every fortnight that would break all…