Lets Get This Party Started

To those of you that have followed from the beginning, thanks for sticking by Hoppilot.com and I hope that you enjoy the direction things are going in the next month or two. Taking things back to the beginning, my goal for a number of years has been to work closer with breweries and beer related…

Brouwerij Rodenbach – Rodenbach Caractère Rouge 2013

Sour • 7.0 % ABV • Roeselare, Belgium Would you believe it? It’s been a long time coming, but we have finally moved into our new pad in Barry. Although I don’t yet have an official workspace setup for laptap as yet, I can begin prepping my space for photo shoots. More on this coming real…

Dugges / Stillwater – Cocoa Cacao

Imperial Stout • 11.5 % ABV • Landvetter, Sweden / Maryland, USA Whilst Brewdog are kicking things off with their Stoutfest 2 this evening, I’ll be keeping the dream alive with some imperial stoutage all of my very own after popping by earlier this afternoon. My lunchtime visit gave me an opportunity to try whats on…

Arundel Brewery / Bison Beer – Strawberries & Cream IPA

IPA • 6.0 % ABV • Arundel / Brighton, England Next on the list is a joint effort by Arundel Brewery and Bison Beer. This is looking to be a part of a new range known as Deserted Planet where the intention is to brew small batch beers that represent some of our favourite sweets and desserts…

Arundel Brewery – Maltravers Street

Following on from my review of Arundel Breweries: Tarrant Street, my next tasting comes in the form of a session IPA known as Maltravers Street. Maltravers Street continues the “Street” theme with a another birds eye view of Arundel, complete with a distinct blue colour that highlights the street and forms the text of the…

Arundel Brewery – Tarrant Street

Pale Ale (Table Beer) • 3.4 % ABV • Arundel, England All the way from West Sussex, the next beer I’ll be tucking into comes from Arundel Brewery. The can comes with a bird’s eye view of Arundel and uses a distinct colour to highlight the length of the street that the beer is linked with,…

Siren Craft Brew – Project Barista

With another spare weekend in our midst whilst we wait to move into our newly bought house, I thought it might be nice to crack open even more specialness in beer form and pop up a new review. This time around, we reached for Siren Craft Brew’s Project Barista range. Siren’s aim was to take…

Hop Pilot Update – 23/08/2017

Things have been pretty darned quiet on Hoppilot.com whilst I’m going through the motions of buying a house and moving. Massive delays since our offer was accepted back in April has meant that a lot has been put on the back burner. We had some good news back in July where it turned out that…

Wooha Brewing Company

All the way from Nairn in Scotland, We’re excited to be trying the range on offer by Wooha Brewing Company. Wooha focus on brewing traditional real ales and lagers, which are bottle conditioned to allow for deeper characters and flavours aswell as a natural carbonation as opposed to a fizzier forced carbonation. Perfect for developing…

Brewdog – Tactical Nuclear Penguin

(Uber) Imperial Stout • 32 % ABV • Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Digging into the Brewdog back catalogue, it’s time for something more on the extreme side. It’s time for a little Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Classified as an (Uber) imperial stout. Once upon a time Tactical Nuclear Penguin was the worlds strongest beer. That crown has since…

Staggeringly Good / Arundel – Knight Ryeder

Rye IPA • 6.0 % ABV • Portsmouth / West Wessex, England Time for a little collaboration action thanks to Arundel assistant brewer and brother-in-law Oliver Parsons The beer in question pairs dinosaurs of the Jurassic with traditions of West Sussex and a little old school television for good measure. From Staggeringly Good Beer and Arundel…