Beer Reviews · saison · Wild Yeast

#88 Blackjack The River – A farmhouse brown ale

Review #88 – Blackjack The River Farmhouse Brown Ale 82/100 I met one of the brewers from Blackjack brewery at the last Liverpool Craft Beer Expo, he seemed like a nice guy and appreciated that I knew a fair bit about his beers, telling him that his Glenfarclas cask aged beer was one of my… Continue reading #88 Blackjack The River – A farmhouse brown ale

Beer Reviews · saison

#75 Mad Hatter Sichuan Saison – Gong Bao Beer?

Review #75 – Mad Hatter Sichuan Saison 68/100 I remember when I tried proper Sichuan food for the first time, and it was in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.  Never in my life had I experienced a flavour like a Sichuan made Gong Bao Ji Ding (Kung Pao Chicken).  The little Sichuan peppercorns that they added… Continue reading #75 Mad Hatter Sichuan Saison – Gong Bao Beer?

Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · saison

#21 Mad Hatter Golden Oak – why it’s good to mix the grape with the grain

Review #22 Mad Hatter Golden Oak 86/100 Picked this one up a couple of weeks ago but I’ve only just got around to cracking it open.  It’s really great to see beers of this quality coming out of my home city, as we’ve had a huge real ale scene in Liverpool since pretty much the… Continue reading #21 Mad Hatter Golden Oak – why it’s good to mix the grape with the grain

Barrel Aged · Beer Reviews · saison · sour

#5 8-Wired Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison – A tantalisingly tart barrel aged beauty from the chaps down under

Review #5 80/100.  8-Wired 2012 Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison For anyone who isn’t too clued up on 8-Wired, you should familiarise yourself with them.  They are a small craft brewery based in New Zealand, and they really do produce some special brews.  Unfortunately I don’t often come across many examples in Liverpool, UK.  However, I… Continue reading #5 8-Wired Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison – A tantalisingly tart barrel aged beauty from the chaps down under