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Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
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O’Hanlon’s Tesco Finest Bottle Conditioned Ale

O'Hanlon's Brewing Company Ltd

First published in BEER February 2008.

ABV: 5 per cent Origin: Whimple, Devon Website

[Note this beer may since have been discontinued.]

In the interests of variety and even-handedness I aim to avoid featuring the same brewer on this page more than once a year. Over […]

O’Hanlon’s Thomas Hardy’s Ale

First published in BEER December 2007 as part of a piece about strong beers for the festive season.

ABV: 11.7 per cent Origin: Whimple, Devon, England Website

O'Hanlon's Thomas Hardy's Ale

When it comes to the festive season, I’m something of a bah humbug type by nature, but one of the things […]

O'Hanlon's Goldblade

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:

O'Hanlon's Goldblade

This is one of several […]

O’Hanlon’s Original Port Stout

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Whimple, Devon, England Website

Originally published in BEER October 2007

O'Hanlon's Original Port Stout

Lovers of the darker side of brewing had cause to smile at the results of this year’s Champion Beer of Britain competition – not only did a dark mild emerge as supreme champion among the cask […]