Abbeydale – Grafter IPA Beer Review

Here we have a striking-looking handful! The can appears to depict the result of an improbable carnal union between wittering nerd-for-hire Richard Ayoade and ageing glam rock rook-alike Joan Jett. This unlikely offspring seems to be engaging in some kind of mystical...

Abbeydale – 12 Noon West Coast IPA Beer Review

Well, doesn’t this look like a gnarly brew? A jolly illustration of a hop-headed surfer riding a bright green wave on an ocean of fruit salad tells me I’m in for an interesting ride! If Salvador Dali had directed the 1990s celluloid hymn to adrenaline addiction and...

Why Does Craft Beer Cost So Much?

Craft Beer Cost For plenty of drinkers, craft beer offers a chance to try something different. Something local, something a bit more uncommon from that which you’d find in cans at the supermarket. There’s a lot of care put into crafting a good local beer! That being...

Brew York – Twisted Transistor Beer Review

The joyously coloured can, with its pale blue and green shades, is full of vernal promise, and I cannot help but smile as I look forward to the prospect of barbecues-yet-to-come. Then I notice the enraged android staring out of the design, its mechanical eyes brimming...

Brass Castle – Monsters Of The Deep Beer Review

The design beneath the luxurious matte finish of this splendid receptacle appears, at first glance, to be tastefully mature and yet elegantly playful, not unlike 1990s-era Honor Blackman. On closer inspection, one can discern what appears to be a scene depicting a...

What is Craft Beer?

While we all love a good beer off the supermarket shelf or from a pub fridge once in a while, it’s sometimes nice to try something a little bit different.  Plenty of people prefer to look for local, independent brews over the big names you see on the pumps. ...