Saturday night, I feel the air is getting hot...

Before I crack on with this post, yes I will admit, it’s Sunday, I know, but the fact is I actually sampled this beer last night and OMG it was absolutely wow, I even started singing Saturday Night by Whigfield, which certainly shows how much I was really enjoying this beer.

Anyway, Happy Easter Sunday to you all! I hope you are all enjoying this four day weekend and enjoying the sunshine. My weekend has been absolutely amazing so far, I’ve really enjoyed going out on my new bike, plus I am really proud of myself that I’ve rejoined my local cycling club!

I absolutely love cycling, I enjoy joining the local club runs and also participating in the Time Trials, to be fair I’ve been doing a lot of training to get myself ready for the upcoming season. On the other hand, you are probably thinking how the hell am I going to keep myself up to date with my beer stash, the fact is I have decided to create a beer calendar that will help me to decide which beer I am sampling each week.

After taking a two-week break just to focus on two beers that were part of my own stash: Spitfire Kentish Ale and Dark Drake! I am now happy to announce that I am returning to my Brews Of The World stash and I am glad to say we are kicking it off with a beauty!

As the weather starts to improve and the sunshine makes an appearance, the fruity and sweet beers that we all totally enjoy sampling start to appear on shelves in supermarkets and also if they were open, many pubs as well.

I’ve mentioned this loads and loads of times before, beers have seasons, in the spring/summer you would expect to find a citrusy and tropical fruit pale ale, whilst in the autumn/winter you would normally find and sample a dark, full-bodied and smoky stout or porter!

This week has been so amazing, I am actually really happy! It is all thanks to a giveaway I took part in a couple of weeks ago and I was selected as the winner. Firstly, I personally have to send a massive thanks to Beer Review Club for organising the giveaway along with Coast Beer Company based in Edinburgh who has supplied the beers.

Secondly, the giveaway prize was a full box (24) of selected alcohol-free beers, I am really looking to sampling these beers and I am excited to bring you a new load of content on to my blog over the next couple of months, so please keep your eyes peeled!

A very happy Sunday to you all, I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend and celebrating Mother’s Day as best as you can for the second consecutive year. I actually remember quite well from last year’s Mother’s Day (which was later on in March), my workplace was meant to be full of families celebrating Mother’s Day whilst feasting into a three-course meal.

Sadly though, the restaurant was empty, pubs were ordered to close and the national lockdown was starting to take effect for the next four months, it was a horrible atmosphere walking in on an empty building, not being able to see all the fantastic customers enjoying our food and having a tremendous time.

Chapter 2, is what I am going to call it! Over the past month and a half, I have been focusing many of my beer reviews on local treats from my hometown (Burton Upon Trent) and the surrounding area! Well, now I have made the decision to finish with my local area and start to sample some new beers from a variety of different towns and cities across the UK!

At the end of the day, in my mind, I think it’s completely right to try new beers from different breweries and personally some of these breweries either I or you would have never heard.

Well would you believe it, the weekend is here once again! That’s another week done and dusted and certainly another week where we can say we are moving ever closer to coming out of this pandemic.

As I stated in my previous post, I am now ending the first part of my journey of finding some of the most amazing beers from my hometown Burton Upon Trent, the brewing capital, I have now realised its now time to move onto new places!

Yes, I’m going to admit, I’ve decided to focus on two more beers from my hometown, Burton Upon Trent and you’re probably wondering, why?, my answer is simple, I haven’t actually reviewed any beers from this microbrewery based in the town, so I decided now was the time!

To be fair, if it wasn’t for Brews Of The World, I wouldn’t have had the chance to try these two beers from such an awesome microbrewery that has loads of history.

It’s Friday! Another week is done and dusted and we’re into the last few days of February, I always particularly find February to always go quick, just because of how short it is. Although, I have to admit I’ve tried some amazing beers over the course of the month. 

Modwena Oatmeal Stout, Thomas Sykes Old Ale and Crumble In The Bronx have certainly been placed at the top of the list for my favourite beers of February!

Sour beers, you are probably thinking (Yuck), why the hell would you want to drink a beer that tastes sour. In general, if you went into a bar and purchased a pint of cask ale, then you started drinking it and it tasted sour, more than likely you’ll reappear back up to the bar and say ‘the beers off’.

The fact is, sour beers are never found in Cask Ales, but on the other hand, many craft beers are produced in a sour way, the next question you are probably wondering is why. Well, in the history section you will find out!

Well, there we have it, another week has just flown by like that! We can finally say hello to the weekend once again!

I have to admit, I am truly looking forward to bringing you this post today, the reason being this is the first time I’ve ever sampled a Barley Wine before.