Great British Beer Festival 2011
ABV: 4.5% Origin: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England Website: www.littlevalleybrewery.co.uk
Little Valley Organic Hebden's Wheat
My day of sampling British cask beers at this year’s Great British Beer Festival turned out to be rather lacklustre, but one pleasant surprise was this tasty organic Belgian-style wheat beer from the South […]
Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version first appeared on facebook January 2009.
ABV: 4.7% Origin: Breendonk, Antwerpen, Vlaanderen Website: www.vedett.be, www.duvelmoortgat.be
Duvel Moortgat Vedett Extra White
Previously Duvel Moortgat’s wheat beer offering was Steendonk, produced in partnership with Palm, but the partnership ended this year and this beer, DM’s very own replacement, came as […]
First published November 2007 as part of a piece about beers stocked by Booths supermarkets.
ABV: 6.8 per cent Origin: Rock, Cornwall, England Website www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk
Sharp's Chalky's Bite
If you’re a speciality bottled beer enthusiast, the chances are you’ll have heard of Booths Supermarkets even if you live a long way outside its Lancashire […]
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 […]
ABV: 4.2% Origin: Downton, Wiltshire, England Website: www.hopback.co.uk
CAMRA North London tasting February 2010
Hop Back Crop Circle
Hop Back have grown into one of the major British craft brewers with an innovative but cannily targeted range of speciality ales led by the trendsetting Summer Lightning, and a strategy that pursues the takeout trade […]
Originally published in What’s Brewing September 2004
Origin: St Austell, Cornwall, England ABV: 4.8 per cent Buy from Supermarkets, brewery’s pubs, mail order Website www.staustellbrewery.co.uk
St Austell Clouded Yellow
Clouded Yellow from St Austell, Cornwall’s only surviving traditional family brewery, must have one of Britain’s most evocative beer names. The clouded yellow is a […]
Originally published in What’s Brewing September 2002
Origin: Hoegaarden, Brabant, Belgium ABV: 5% Buy from: most supermarkets, beer shops
Unfiltered ‘white’ beers were once the local speciality of the northeast corner of Brabant. Brewers here used unmalted wheat, giving a very fruity, phenolic and distinctively wheaty flavour, and spiced their beers with […]