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Archive for the ‘Beer Review’ Category

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.

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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%.

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Goose Island – Pere Jacques 2010

In Beer Review on July 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Carrying on from the theme of my last post I thought I would review an American brewery’s take on a Belgian Style Ale. On Goose Island’s website it states that ‘Pere jacques’ complex flavors stand shoulder to shoulder with the Belgian Dubbels’. Well lets see shall we.

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Goose Island – Honker’s Ale

In Beer Review on July 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm

As we here at inthefridges continue our review section of our blog you may be forgiven for thinking, why review beers that could be described as easy drinking or even boring?! As you may have noticed, the tone of our previous posts is of a call for more accessibility within the craft beer community to give those who want a way in a chance of finding somewhere to start. Therefore Honker’s Ale is going to get the once over and hopefully give someone out there a push in the right direction.

Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery was established in 1988 by John Hall. He opened a Goose Island brewpub in his home town of Chicago in an attempt to create beers to not only cater to his customers tastes but to challenge them as well. I’m not going to go into the current situation at Goose Island but who can argue with those humble beginnings?

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Thornbridge – St Petersburg

In Beer Review on June 27, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Innovation, passion, knowledge is the mantra of Thornbridge brewery and how can you argue with that. it almost sounds like a call to arms, a rally cry to the brewers of the land. A brewery of high standing with a huge reputation with a range that can rival the best.

After the recent voyage to the very place this beer takes its name we thought it only right to give Thornbridge’s Imperial Russian Stout the once over – St Petersburg

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Sierra Nevada – Summerfest

In Beer Review on June 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Sierra Nevada is the archetypal American craft brewery and has often been the entrance point into the world of beer beyond the pale. Established in 1979 by Ken Grossman, Sierra Nevada continues to be one of the more well known breweries from the other side of the Atlantic.

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Hardknott – Queboid

In Beer Review on June 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

While Hardknott brewery continue to be at the forefront of craft beer’s on-line presence, they utilise twitter and social media as effectively as anyone (at the time of writing @hardknottdave has over 11,000 tweets!),  we should not forget the main reason why this brewery are making waves – the BEER! Read the rest of this entry »