hitachino

Hitachino Nest – Amber Ale

Amber Ale • 6% ABV • Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan Time for a trip to Japan where I’ll be trying a beer from Hitachino Nest, a part of the Kiuchi Brewery who can trace their roots all the way back to 1823, where they produced sake using excess rice stocks collected from farmers as land tax. Hitachino…

quelle

Beavertown Brewery – Quelle

Saison • 4.1 % ABV • Tottenham, England Next on the #biertaster list, I’ll be trying out a can of Quelle? from Beavertown Brewery. Beavertown Brewery kicked things off in 2011, when owner Logan Plant dabbled in a little home brewing, using little more than a 50 litre rice pan, a camping cooler box and a tea urn. An…

red-doe

White Hag Brewing Company – Red Doe

Red IPA • 4.2 % ABV • Ballymote, Ireland White Hag Brewing Company are based in Ballymote, Ireland and get their unusual brewery name from Irish Mythology. It was believed that the hag was involved in the harvest, the weather and creation. Deemed not just as a witch but  as mother nature herself. They brew a range of…

harknott

Harknott Brewery – Brownian Motion

Porter • 4.5% ABV • Millom, England Next in the tasting line is a beer from Hardknott brewery. Their name comes from Hardknott Pass in the Lake District which is known as one of Britain’s most challenging roads. This being the result of its steep assents, descents and sharp turns. The brewery was originally located at the Wolf…

chicken

Beer Can Chicken

  One recipe that I’ve been keen to try some time involves sticking a half filled can of beer into a chickens rear and roasting in the oven. It’s not the thought of physically doing this that bothers me, but our useless oven which has a habit of smoking out the kitchen if we roast anything outside…