Caldera – IPA

In Beer Review on September 20, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Caldera Brewing Company were established in 1996 in Portland, Oregon. For the first eight years draught beer was their focus until 2005 when they decided to can their pale ale. An interesting move which opened up the potential of a quality beer in can form. Can craft beer be as good in a can? I shall find out by tasting their IPA.


Reasons to be Cheerful

In Blog Comment on August 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

After reading this blog post http://www.beerbirrabier.com/2011/08/are-you-positive.html on Beer.Birra.Bier I thought I would get down my thoughts on the important balance between positive and negative.

As a relative newby to the beer blogging community it takes time to settle in and develop a writing style that is comfortable yet insightful. When starting out in the quest to document your beer experiences it is easy to concentrate on everything that you love about the subject. This is certainly how I have started in my first posts. I don’t think this is a bad thing at all, writing about the positive gives you a chance to settle in and gain confidence through writing something up- beat. Writing about negative elements of your passion is a much harder task and I believe takes a lot more skill.

Magic Rock – Rapture

In Beer Review on August 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm

We have all marvelled at the good looking branding from this Huddersfield brewery but lets have a little taste because as we all know it is what lies within that counts. Up for review is Rapture – red  hop ale 4.6%.