Black Metal Brewery – Yggdrasil 6.6% Strong Pale Ale

Black Metal Brewery – Yggdrasil 6.6% Strong Pale Ale We have been following Black Metal Brewery since the very beginning, from the meet the brewer at the Cork & Cask in Edinburgh back at the start of 2014 when Jaan and his lovely assistant first bottled 2 of their beers, Yggdrasil, a 6.6% Strong pale ale…

Tempest – Armadillo Pale Ale 3.6% ABV

Tempest – Armadillo Pale Ale 3.6% ABV All the beers I have tasted from Tempest are super cheap, easily available and very drinkable. After winning the Aldi stores Scottish Beer Festival in May, they have drawn up a deal to deliver their Long White Cloud and this beer all year round. Let’s hope the rest…

Top Out – Staple Pale Ale 4.0%

Top Out – Staple Pale Ale 4.0% I was lucky enough to be handed this bottle personally by head brewer Michael Hopert At the Great Grog Bottle Shop beer festival. He was telling us about how the labels came into play and that the labels represent a climbing map of where he has been, they…

Tiny Rebel – Fubar 4.4% ABV

Tiny Rebel – Fubar 4.4% ABV Having tried and enjoyed a few different beers from Newport’s very own bear loving beer rebels previously in The Hanging Bat, I decided to pick up a couple of bottles to try at home. With the grimness of a grey Scottish Tuesday evening watching telly in front of me,…

Sierra Nevada – Pale Ale 5.6% ABV

Sierra Nevada – Pale Ale 5.6% ABV A staple in the craft brewing community, one of America’s recognized brands in brewing, well regarded. But doe’s this mean they are any good? You can pick up a lot of Sierra Nevada’s stuff quite easily, I hope this demand won’t affect their brewing! This can sometimes ruin…

Barney’s – Good Ordinary Pale Ale 3.8% ABV

Barney’s – Good Ordinary Pale Ale 3.8% ABV Barney’s is set smack bang in the center my hometown of Edinburgh, I have been past their brewery many a time without even realizing it was a just that. It is located in the historic part of Newington, it used to be a world renowned veterinary clinic…