BrewDog seem to be calming down a bit. They’ve started doing more keg beer (rather than denouncing it as passé, although they don’t serve it in their bar), have one bar open and another two on the way, and seem to be concentrating on getting their beer brewed rather than trying to annoy some Germans. [...]
Tag: the rake
Tuesday was a special day. Originally I was meant to go to a tasting of Jura with the distillery manager, but that got cancelled at the last moment. Then a message popped up on the BrewDog blog that they’d be running a tasting at The Rake. Perfect timing it seemed, to start with, until I [...]
Posted: September 13th, 2010 under Beer, Tastings.
Tags: ab:03, ab:04, abstrakt, abstrakt:03, abstrakt:04, brewdog, devine rebel, devine rebel mortlach reserve, devine rebel reserve, dogma, end of history, invergordon, mortlach, the rake
I rather like The Rake. Not only do they have many interesting beers on tap, but they’ve joined forces with Melissa Cole to put on tastings of interesting beverages under the banner of lovebeer@borough. It surprised me how few booze tasting there actually are in London that are available for regular consumers and lovebeer@borough is [...]
This is one that’s been on my radar for a while. I’m a big fan of hoppy beer, having worked my way up through golden summer ales to hoppy British IPAs and then on to the more extreme US craft beer stakes, and also a fan of experimentation and novelty ales, so Stone Ruination IPA [...]
Old Malt Cask 15 year old Bladnoch – A baby single cask bottle that I grabbed from The Vintage House a while back. The nose has white wine, a light savouriness and a hint of charcoal. The taste is sweet to start but quickly fades to lightly coloured wood, sawdust and a dry slightly fruity [...]
Posted: May 16th, 2010 under Quick Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: bladnoch, brewdog, bridge house, draft house, guzzler, junction, old malt cask, pure gold, purity, sambrooks, the rake, tm10, york
A couple this week, but first something that isn’t a tasting – I live on the site of the old London Guinness factory, which has since been knocked down and replaced with flats (including mine), some offices (including Diageo, the makers of Guinness) and a park with a lake in. It looks like either we’ve [...]
Posted: March 14th, 2010 under Beer, Quick Tastings.
Tags: brewdog, brooklyn black chocolate stout, brooklyn brewery, devine rebel reserve, diageo, duchesse de bourgogne, guinnes, ottakringer, st patrick's day, stiegl pils, the rake, utobeer, vienna