Ale to Zed

13 08 2010

I have decided to add a new page, which is basically another big list.  Its the Ales that I have had.  Admittedly I am at a disadvantage as I have forgotten most of the ones that I have had before, but from now on I will try and keep it up to date.  So far breweries that begin with B are in the lead, but that is only because I can remember them.


Innis and Gunn

9 05 2010

I was brought a bottle of this ale for my birthday. It is probably one of the best real Ales that I have ever drank.  This is Innis and Gunn Original.

It apparently has hints of Toffee, Vanilla and Oak, which gives it a sweet taste, it really is very nice.  You can get it from Tesco.

Lunchtime Ales

3 10 2009

Yesterday Rachael from my office and I went to the Hole in The Wall  (CAMRA’s SE Hants pub of the year 2007 and again in 2009) at lunchtime, they are having an Ale festival, and have 50 barrels going over the next week.  It started on Friday the 2nd, and we were there.  I had the Brewdog (surprise surprise) 77lager (not like a lager at all, it was flat and ale like and very good).  Then we had a half of Titanic, a Chocolate and Vanilla flavoured stout.  This smelt of chocolate and tasted of it at first, later it had a smokey taste, that I didn’t like.  

So there you go, drinking at lunchtime, all good.


26 08 2009

A while ago on Oz and James Drink Britain, I saw 2 guys from a little scottish brewery drinking Ale in a park with Oz Clark and James May.  It sounded interesting, but I swiftly forgot about it.

Punk IPA

Punk IPA

Then I went to the Southwick Brewhouse and found Brewdog’s Trashy Blonde there.  The 4.1% IPA is a great drink, but looking on their website there were a lot more that I wanted to try.  One of the things they say on their bottles is that its not mass produced or mass marketed, so I didn’t hold out much hope of finding it in a supermarket.

Then I went to Tesco and found that they had Trashy Blond in there.  The next day I went to Sainsburys, and found that they had Trashy Blond(4.1%), Punk IPA (6%) Dogma (7.8% Lavender Honey flavoured) and Hardcore IPA (9%) and Chaos Theory (7.1%), even better its on 4 for the price of 3.  Even better its much cooler than drinking Wizards Tipple or Old Speckeld Granny or whatever they are called.


So this might be my first blog into a journey of discovery of real ales.  Or alternatively I could try some of the Tokyo stout at 18% and fall over.