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…

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…

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…

This week at Hop Pilot

It’s Been less than a week since my last Milk Stout V1 brew. If I’m being honest, I think it all went really well. The malts came together offering lots of roast and chocolate characters whilst the lactose worked its magic on the sweetness. The small quantity of hops I used offered some bitterness too….

Brewdog – The Original Brewdog Trio

Ah, Brewdog. Love them for their unique take on marketing & sales ploys or hate them for their recent trademark disputes & TSG investment plans. Regardless of what people may think, it’s safe to say that they are here for the long haul. We first got involved in Brewdog when they opened their bar here…

This week at Hop Pilot

This weeks home-brew recipe is one that I’ve tried some time ago, but it didn’t quite turn out the way I liked. I got one thing right in the percentage of lactose sugar for sweetness and body but didn’t know much about the benefit of adjuncts to aid in the quality of the beer. Adjuncts can…

Equity for Punks in 2017

Brewdog’s Equity for Punks scheme allows craft beer drinkers an opportunity to be a part of the UK’s fastest growing food & drinks company and own a share or two in the process. By joining the 50,000-strong community of beer lovers, you also bag yourself a bunch of beery related perks. Whilst it’s not investing in the…

First Brewing Project for March

This coming weekend will see the first of my brewing projects for March come into fruition. Sticking with my back to basics range, I wanted to brew an American amber ale following the traditional guidelines whilst refining my technique to keep on top of the game. I’ve just purchased an auto Siphon which arrives in…

Brewdog – Hop Shots

News has finally broken from Brewdog and their latest Hop Shot. I remember reading about these a couple of years ago when I was first looking to invest my hard-earned cash into the last UK Equity for Punks investment. With an ABV of 22%, they are of a more a palette able strength than Tactical Nuclear…

Honest Brew – Craft Beer Advent Calendar

A month of waiting and December is finally here. It means that I can finally start cracking open my Honest Brew Craft Beer Advent Calendar. A selection of 24 hand-picked beers from around the world, ranging in styles and strength. Mixing bottles and cans with some snacks thrown in for good measure. As the month…

Honest Brew Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Winner

December has arrived in all its cold and foggy glory, but some good has come of the beginning of this festive month. We have ourselves a winner for the Honest Brew Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Now sold out and bringing joy to beer lovers the country over! The Prize was a huge craft beer…

Honest Brew – The Howler

The 1st of December is finally upon us, and I’ve got the perfect secret Santa idea for your beer loving work colleagues or a really neat stocking filler that will tick all the boxes. I give you, the Honest Brew Howler in all of its beery glory!   What is a Howler Growlers are pretty…