Trophy Special, as brewed in Castle Eden.
ABV: 5.5% Origin: Castle Eden, Durham, England Website: www.cameronsbrewery.com Date: 7 September 2000
Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit.
The history of Castle Eden, before and […]
Top Tastings 2010
ABV: 4.5% Origin: North Shields, Tyne & Wear, England Website: www.morduebrewery.com
Mordue Workie Ticket
The Newcastle conurbation is famous for its internationally known Brown Ale, now made in Gateshead on the south bank of the Tyne, but there are far, far better beers made in the region. Several of them come […]
Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook, January 2009.
ABV: 4.5% Origin: Sunderland, England Website: www.durhambrewery.com
This brewery specialising in historical recreations has an interesting history itself. It began in 1994 as a teaching facility at Brewlab, the University of Sunderland’s well reputed brewing school, initially expanding to take over […]
First published in BEER February 2008.
ABV: 3.8 and 5.5 per cent Origin: Allendale, Northumberland Website www.allendalebrewco.co.uk
Allendale Brewery beers
The small and remote riverside town of Allendale, just shy of Hadrian’s Wall, is home to one of England’s most youthful breweries. For brewer and co-founder Tom Hick it’s his first job since leaving […]
First published in BEER September 2006 as part of a page marking the publication of the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide. For more beers featured on this page, see previous post.
ABV: 5 per cent Origin: Bowburn, Durham, England Website: www.durham-brewery.co.uk
A particularly welcome (and, in my view, long overdue) innovation in […]
ABV: 9% Origin: Bowburn, Durham, England Website: www.durham-brewery.co.uk
A shorter version was originally published in BEER November 2008. For more smoky beers see previous post.
Also amber (like St Austell Admiral’s Ale — see previous post) but considerably stronger is Durham Bede’s Chalice (9 per cent) one of several fine strong ales […]
Originally published in BEER December 2003.
NOTE This review forms part of what was originally published as a single longer article. See previous posts for an introduction to Imperial stouts and some other reviews. See the next post to continue reading about further Imperial stouts. See all parts of this article: http://desdemoor.co.uk/?tag=imperial-stouts-beer-2003