Great British Ales?

Apr 26, 2009
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Gift packs are a relatively new phenomenon in the real ale world – multipacks of beers on a theme for easy purchase in supermarkets. Either several beers showcasing one producer, or a mixed pack giving a selction, they serve as a safe bet for people willing to go above the usual randomly-chosen bottles for that […]

BeerCast #23 – Hold the fruit!

Oct 29, 2008

BeerCast #23 – Hold the Fruit! Experimentation is alive and well in the brewing industry, and these days producers are reaching for something other than fruit when they want unusual ingredients. Today on the podcast our panel sample four that contain things you wouldn’t normally expect to find in beer. Spotting the mystery ingredients are Richard, Shovels and Andy.

1. Suddaby’s Rievaulx Abbey Ale (4.0%)
2. Heather Ales Fraoch (5.0%)
3. Heather Ales Kelpie (4.4%)
4. Naylor’s Ginger Beer (4.4%) @thebeercast

Scottish Beer Festival 2008

Jun 21, 2008
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In our recent preview of the 2008 Scottish Real Ale Festival I wrote that we were all looking forward to trying some new things, as it’s really the main reason for going along. Last year’s festival (the review of which is here) was something of an eye-opener to the BeerCast – we’d only just started […]

BeerCast #2 – Beer and Labels

Jul 12, 2007

BeerCast #2 – Beer and Labels. Our second podcast returns to our native Scotland, as our bumper panel review four more local ales. We also discuss the merits of the label when it comes to bottled beers – making the most of Shovels – the king of marketing. Also on the panel with Richard are the first couple of the BeerCast – MrB and Ali (aka MrsB)

1. Williams Gold (3.9%)
2. Nimbus Strong Pale Ale (5.0%)
3. Broughton Oatmeal Stout (4.2%)
4. Heather Ales Ebulum Ale (6.5%) @thebeercast

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