First published in BEER February 2009.
With real ale bucking the trend of decline in pubs, and with longer days and better weather on the way, it’s a good time to go evangelising among home drinkers looking beyond slabs of Stella. Back in the mid-80s cask ale brewers hoped to meet lager drinkers halfway by […]
Top Tastings 2008. Featured in BEER February 2009 as an ale to win lager drinkers.
ABV: 4.7% Origin: Cheddar, Somerset, England Website: www.cheddarales.co.uk
Cheddar Totty Pot
Established in 2006, this small brewery near the tourist hotspot of Cheddar Gorge soon won a reputation for good quality beers, including a bottle conditioned range. Its porter, […]
Featured as an ale to win lager drinkers in BEER February 2009.
ABV: 8.5% Origin: Breendonk-Puurs, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website: www.duvel.be
Duvel-Moortgat Duvel Rood
Belgium is a rich source of golden ales often mistaken for lagers, but beers like Duvel- Moortgat Duvel, despite their delicate colour and palate, have the fruity complexity of ales. Duvel […]
The Hepworth version featured in a piece on ales with which to convert lager drinkers, first published in BEER February 2009. This version may no longer be in production.
ABV: 4.5% Origin: Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA (original version); Horsham, West Sussex, England (licensed version) Website: www.highandmightybeer.com, www.papercity.com
High & Mighty Beer Company
While licensing of […]
Great British Beer Festival Real Ale in a Bottle Bar 2006; also featured as an ale to win lager drinkers in BEER February 2009.
NOTE: This beer was originally briefly reviewed under an earlier name, Double Champion.
ABV: 4% Origin: Clyst St Lawrence, Devon, England Website: www.ohanlonsbeer.com
This is one of several […]
Originally published in What’s Brewing August 2002 Also reviewed in a piece on beers to convert lager drinkers to ales with, BEER Feburary 2009
Hop Back Summer Lightning
Origin: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England ABV: 5% Buy from: most supermarkets, beer shops, mail order from the brewery (tel 01725 510986, www.hopback.co.uk)
Summer Lightning is […]