Despite most of my beery posts on here and check-ins on Untappd being of scary things that are closer in strength to wine than an old school pint of beer, my mission over the last year or so has been very much at the other end of the scale – I’ve been looking for good [...]
One of the things that I’ve been rather pleased about in recent years is the explosion of London brewers. It used to be a small circle of folks I’d never heard of along with Fuller’s and Youngs, but since the latter’s departure to the countryside things have started getting interesting and the small names have [...]
Posted: November 4th, 2011 under Beer.
Tags: botanist, brew wharf, East London Brewing, ha'penny, kernel, london brewers alliance, london brewing company, moncada, redemption, Windsor and Eton
It’s been way too long since I’ve visited The Kernel Brewery. I wrote about them after visiting last summer and then didn’t make it down again until a couple of months back, at which point I carefully restocked with a ‘few’ bottles of beer. A pair that caught my eye were both head brewer Evin’s [...]
As I’ve not done one of these for a while I thought I better had do…my notebook is getting full. BrewDog/3 Floyds Bitch Please – a collaborative brew from BrewDog and Chicago’s 3 Floyds. Harking back to their older special edition brews, this is a oak-aged barley wine, reminiscent of the Devine Rebel they made [...]
Posted: May 29th, 2011 under Quick Tastings.
Tags: 3 floyds, abstrakt, auchentoshan, berry brothers and rudd, bitch please, bowmore, brewdog, clynelish, kernel, redemption, sheppy's, tremlett's bitter
I’ve often lamented the lack of good beer shops in London. I’ve not done any research to see if there actually are any other than Utobeer in Borough Market, but that’s never stopped me having a good lament. I do like lamenting. Anyways, while wandering around Whisky Live London I bumped into drinky PR queen [...]
Posted: March 18th, 2011 under Beer, Food, Tastings.
Tags: alex barlow, all beer, celis, citra, copper dragon, dr.ink, drink of fulham, dupont, freedom, früh, gueuze, harviestoun, hopback, kernel, kölsch, mort subite, saison, schneider-weisse, shrila amin, thornbridge, williams brothers
I like to think that I’m a dutiful friend. I am often asked to help people move house and I’m now very good at coming up with convincing excuses as to why I’m unable to assist. But try as I might I couldn’t come up with a reason not to help out Jason of Whisky [...]
Posted: February 13th, 2011 under Beer, Tastings.
Tags: 12 days, adventinus, brewdog, chaos theory, coopers, dark island, eisbock, fullers, harviestoun, hook norton, kernel, london brewers alliance, london pride, meantime, monkmans, ola dubh, paradox, prototype 27, tokyo, white ale?, x33, yorkshire
Young’s may have run away to Bedfordshire, but there’s still more to London brewing than just the mainstay of Fuller’s and the chemical plants of Annheiser-Busch. We’ve got Brodie’s in Leyton, Sambrook’s in Battersea, Meantime down in Greenwich and now The Kernel in Bermondsey. With my mate Bob living round the corner I’ve heard about [...]