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Good Bottled Beer Guide 2009: Selections

First published in BEER August 2009.

Jeff Evans, The Good Bottled Beer Guide, 7th edition

The Great British Beer Festival sees the launch of the 7th edition of CAMRA’s Good Bottled Beer Guide, the swelling dimensions of which bear eloquent testimony to the resurgence of UK Real Ale in a Bottle. With each edition […]

Old Chimneys Amber Porter 1785-1827

Featured as a selection from the new Good Bottled Beer Guide in BEER August 2009. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Market Weston, Suffolk, England Website: www.oldchimneysbrewery.com

Old Chimneys Brewery

Former Greene King, Vaux and Broughton brewer Dr Alan Thomson has consistently produced small runs of innovative beers from his Suffolk […]

Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout

Featured as a selection from the new Good Bottled Beer Guide in BEER August 2009. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 6% Origin: Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England Website: www.acornbrewery.net

Acorn Gorlovka Imperial Stout

Acorn brewery has its origins in the old Barnsley Brewery, well known for its Barnsley Bitter. When this went into […]

Outstanding OSB

Featured in BEER August 2009 as a selection from the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 4.4% Origin: Bury, Greater Manchester, England Website: www.outstandingbeers.co.uk

Outstanding Brewery

The immodestly named Outstanding Brewery in Bury, Greater Manchester, was launched only in 2008, although the involvement of one of Britain’s leading […]

Spire 80 Shilling Ale

Featured in BEER August 2009 as a selection from the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 4.3% Origin: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England Website: www.spirebrewery.co.uk

Spire 80 Shilling Ale

Founded in 2006 by former Scots Guards musician David McLaren, and named for Chesterfield’s landmark twisted spire, this brewery has developed […]

Hopshackle Double Momentum

This beer featured in BEER August 2009 as a selection from the new Good Bottled Beer Guide.

ABV: 7% Origin: Market Deeping, Lincolnshire Website: www.hopshacklebrewery.co.uk

Hopshackle

This is one of several beers I encountered during 2009 from Nigel Wright’s excellent Hopshackle Brewery: see my review of Historic Porter for more background. Double Momentum, an […]