1. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Lost And Grounded's All The Cool Cats Lost And Grounded - All The Cool CatsGood and constructive work day today was unfortunately not rewarded with a train that was on time, but you can't have everything can you. To be fair, it could be karma for that triple chocolate cookie I had earlier... Personal choice for tonight's drink and the description of the can can't go much further than its covered in photos of pretty cute cats!Bit of a fizzy can opening released a very smooth, malty scent with just some feint floral not...
  2. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Mobberley Brewhouse's Autumn IPA Mobberley Brewhouse - Autumn IPA Decent day at work and I even managed to get a bit of sun on the ol'face at lunch! Unfortunately, Jack has since told me that it's rain and cold from now on, so this evenings beer was pretty vital in pulling me back from the brink of despair. With this in mind i decided to take a slight risk and give you another blog on one of the new beers into the shop.Alone on the train tonight as the girlfriend got home early, but that didn't stop me from tryin...
  3. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Pomona Island Brew's I Wanna Meet That Dad! Pomona Island Brew - I Wanna Meet That Dad! Picking and packing all day today after a busy weekend on the interweb for the shop, so I was looking forward to sitting down for my tipsy-train beer tonight. James put this one forward as I couldn't make my mind up with all the choice, so I was eager to see how the recommendation went down. It's an all baby pink can with what to me looks like a bit slab of steak on a bone spit...but please be sure to correct me! Assured opening of the can l...
  4. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Beavertown Brewery's Bloody 'Ell Beavertown Brewery - Bloody 'EllBonus addition today as it's Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend, so I thought I'd crack this one open with the other half while she's cooking up a treat.The can is certainly psychedelic and pretty freaky with an orange skull giving me the eyes and I'm pretty sure trying to hypnotise me to buy more Beavertown beer....it's working at the moment!Opened the can over the kitchen sink just to be safe, but everything was blessedly smooth this time. ...
  5. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with ABK's Hell 'Das Blaue' ABK - Hell 'Das Blaue'Saturday evening drink was suggested by Davin and it was a damn imposing one! A bit of sauntering around Bristol with the missus led towards a nice beer with my vegetarian bolognese for tea.As a 500ml shell it's a big ol'unit to behold as just a simple bottle. Maybe that's why it has a pretty simple blue label with an ABK crest and a couple of comments relating to its historic 700 years of brewing. (Hoping this bottle was brewed within the last 250 ye...
  6. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Nene Valley Brewery's Hop Stash Nene Valley Brewery - Hop Stash On my feet all day moving stock, so was damn exhausted, but surprise tipsy-train appearance from my girl made things better. Can's pretty cool, reminding me a bit of Adventure Time which used to be a guilty pleasure of mine...bright colours and a nice sprinkling of vibrant hoppy images. Depressingly standard poor can opening was followed by a soft floral, piney and citrusy scent going up the nose which was just really enjoyable to be honest. The first swig ...
  7. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Amundsen Brewery's Run To The Pils Amundsen Brewery - Run To The Pils Packing & wrapping, bit of bar work and dropping/ruining of a nice can of beer were parts of my below average day of enjoyment....but, had a beer to look forward to. Can had a Native American skeleton running across a desert while on fire in vivid rainbow colours....what more could you want! Fantastic opening, even after the missus shook it over my head, and the first smell was full of malt and pine up the ol'nose. The following swig was more of the ...
  8. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Delirium Brewery's Delirium Tremens Delirium Brewery - Delirium Tremens Long day of odd jobs that made time runaway, but worked behind the taps for a bit which was a break, then had Davin's recommendation of this beer for my tipsy-train tipple. According to the missus, this bottle looks like it's got salad dressing in it, but the blue label and pink elephant is certainly a pretty jazzy touch. So, first smell was just pure sweetness and fruityness going straight up the nose. Following swig was certainly clean, but there ...
  9. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Northern Monk's Striding Edge Northern Monk - Striding EdgeSat down to crack open this 2nd beer of the day after our Candian Thanksgiving roast went down a treat! This can has the traditional monk logo on a black and silver landscape of looming stormy mountains....it's damn cool!Pretty pants can opening was followed immediately by a deliciously light piney aromatic smell shooting up to my nose. The proceeding swig had a really powerful (if not slightly top heavy) hit of hops which delivered a rush to the system, then ...
  10. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Wander Beyond's Mini Strawberry Milkshake Wander Beyond - Mini Strawberry Milkshake Three hours sleep last night, so I was like an unattractive zombie for most of the day which must have been harrowing for everyone. Anyway, I had this interesting beer to blog tonight as we're featuring it in our next newsletter, so it was time for my honest opinion... Joined by my other half on the train home, but still managed too focus on the job at hand. First off a really cool can with a mellow pink background topped by all manner of strange ...
  11. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Lilley's Apple & Pears Cider Lilley's - Apple & Pears Cider A very busy day that flew past was ended with a work contract for me to sign...hopefully they don't regret me signing it! As a usual cider drinker (although I have to admit craft beers are winning me over), James suggested a Lilley's, and Jack leaned me towards a nice Apples & Pears combo. The Somerset outfit offer this cider in a 500ml bottle running at a solid 5.2% with some delightful pears and ciders adorning the label. A smooth bottle to...
  12. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Tiny Rebel's Cali Pale Tiny Rebel - Cali Pale Sunny Sunday and I was off to bristol with my girlfriend for the open doors events. (Yes, incredibly someone currently likes to spend time with me!) Jumped on the train at Weston-super-Mare and had a Pale Ale to satiate me for the half hour journey. The can is pretty eye catching with a turquoisey background with surf boards and palm trees on show...and of course the iconic Tiny Rebel teddy. Unfortunately, my idea of skillfully carrying my beer in my back pocket for a 2...
  13. REVIEW: Funk Dungeon Hop Bretta by Abbeydale Brewery by Alex Hi Alex here, Abbeydale Brewery is a brewery (bet you didn’t know that) located in Sheffield, that has been around for a surprisingly long time of 22 years. Funk Dungeon Hop Bretta by Abbeydale Brewery is one of the 3 in the Funk Dungeon “series”, the one I had tried was the single hop version containing the Mosaic hop, the others are El Dorado hop and Wild Plum Ale. So onto the beer, and some great news for kombucha lovers, as it has a very similar flavour to it, with a slight bitterness ...
  14. Jacks Train beer!! With a love for reading aggressive untapped reviews and a willingness to give people something to moan about in 2017 Joe and Tom set up Brotherhood brewery based in Westbury. Using four of Joe’s favourite hops Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado this beer, 'Back in the Day', packs as much fruit flavours as it does a punch with a 6.2% ABV. This is one hell of a juiced up NEIPA with lashing of apricot hints of mango and a small bite from the Citra. The finish leaves a smooth bubblegu...
  15. Cloudwater DDH Pale review by cider loverrr, Davin Coudwater DDH Pale Ale Now im a fan of craft pale ales as usually the ddh IPAs are sometimes on the bitter side for me. But with a strap line like “bold & punchy” i thought id give it a go. Lovely thick pour, perfectly hazy, just as you would expect from cloudwater, although a slight orange tinge. Bright white head that disappeared quite quickly. Is that orange tinge giving subliminal messages and giving me a tangerine on the nose? Add to that a bit of pineapple and even apple. The s...
  16. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Free From Beer Co's Gluten Free Session IPA Free From Beer Co - Gluten Free Session IPAEarly start this morning to view a flat, so a bit tired after today's working escapades, but still looking forward to my Tipsy-Train beer. This was James' suggestion today repeatedly saying that it should be an interesting choice....I was now scared and had nervous trepidations.The first smell is pretty non-descript to be honest with a very feint citrusy scent arising and a fair malty undertone. Now the taste...there's the strong malt tas...
  17. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Verdant's Bloom Verdant - BloomDay which had a few ups and downs, but decent overall and I was definitely happy it was a Friday! Went for a beer of my choice tonight which I was hoping would be a quality tipple for the ride home on my lonesome.It's a vivid green hoppy design for this very hoppy drink, with 'Bloom' spelt out using hop pictures and a very leafy and verdant background. After another pants can opening, the smell that hit me was full of lightly floating floral and zesty scents with a ...
  18. REVIEW: Wild weather strawberry damn dead If youre fond of strawberries and sour beers, a little bit of lactose and more beer... Then this is lovelley. Fruity, not that sour, summery, refreshing. A great strawberry nose (just like youve puréed some to go on a cheesecake) light tartness, and smooth and silky. This has you coming back for more. So much so that the can didnt last 5 minutes. And at 4.2% its easily quaffable! The strawberry flavour comes from tea. The colour is awesome!! Grab a can while we have them. Davin
  19. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Garage Beer's Runnin’ For Mayor Garage Beer - Runnin’ For MayorLong and tough Monday at work, but a Davin recommendation was my hope to finish things well on my tipsy-train ride home.The can has a sort of bluish metallic crumpled up Christmas paper look to it which is pretty different, but doesn't overly catch the eye in the sea of competition.Very smooth if not an overly confident can opening produced a really vibrant raspberry smell with a sour kick at the end. The first swig certainly followed the smell, with a power...
  20. 004 - On the power of hops, with New Bristol Brewery and Cloudwater of the first things I learned at the shop was that the term “hoppy” didn’t mean anything. Before, working in a beer-oriented pub (or so I thought), I assumed that I knew what hoppy meant - I associated the term with this floral bitterness, that I actually wasn’t that fond of. I found it often aggressive, attacking the back of my tongue and leaving an unpleasant taste. first days at BeerCraft, I tasted every single beer we had on tap at the moment – I know, what a horrible job! They were all...
  21. Electric Bear... Electric Bear have been knocking out some great craft beers over theyears and have made a name for a diverse core range and experimenting with every style imaginable. Which has lead to some very interestingbeers like the pale ale "I Can't Live If Living Is without EU" – withits hints of bubble gum and banana like yeast flavour.Electric Bear have grown a loyal following of fans around the city ofBath, with many people who once only drank brown malty beers changingover to something ...
  22. REVIEW: The first craft beer brewed with Cannabis Sativa L. oil extract in the UK. Green times are a small brewing company from London specialising in producing craft beers infused with Cannabis oil extract. Founded by partners Thierry Florit and Carl Boon who jokingly came up with the idea of using Cannabis oil in beer. After teaming up with CBD ultra and bringing on an award-winning head brewer to refine the recipe through making dozens of tests batches the beer was finally ready. High flyer is a murky looking IPA with an off white head that fades rather quickly. The flav...
  23. REVIEW: Alcohol Free - Infinite Session - India Pale Ale This is the first Infinite Session beer I have had - and its a good start, very solid for an alcohol free beer but comes up a bit short. I have heard that the American Pale is better then the IPA - so I will be giving that a go next, but the IPA doesn't totally deliver in the taste category. This is definitely a beer that would benefit from tweaking the recipe over time, as for now its solid, just about "good" and does serve the purpose of converting the alcohol free non believers...
  24. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Left Handed Giant's Every Reason Left Handed Giant - Every Reason *Delayed post, my grovelling apologies* Decent day at work that saw me finally upload all my blogs onto the website in the morning, then take care of standard running jobs in the afternoon. Also, had a chat to my pops who's currently in Sri Lanka! It's always great to hear about someone going on a old safari, while you're fighting though herds of tourists while the rains spitting on you... Really cool black can with a pastille coloured deep sea div...
  25. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Tiny Rebel's Shake 'N' Bake Tiny Rebel - Shake 'N' Bake *Delayed post, my grovelling apologies* Taxi back from the train station due to a delay, rescued what could have been bad day. Great people at Chippenham managed the situation brilliantly! Fantastic finish then came in as we celebrated the missus's first day of work with a bit of a tapas and wine at a local bar... Amazing can design as standard which showed a Willy Wonkaesque cartoon creation which was like a animation work of art!Strong banana straight...
  26. REVIEW: Perry's Barn Owl Cider Perrys barn owl. 500ml bottle 6.5%. Label is a drawing with a barn owl nicely pencil line drawn and made to look like a huge old stamp. Hazy straw colour just like a Somerset farmhouse cider should be. A light sparkle from the bottle. Head dies instantly - perfect! Not getting much on the nose except a hint of the farmyard. And the smell you get when you sniff an apple in the supermarket. Subtle. A nice zing on the tip of the tongue, a tongue covering dryness from the tannins. Only a li...
  27. Stroud Brewery Schwarzwalder Organic Cherry Stout - May '19 Stroud Brewery have been requested in BeerCraft a few times, and I’m a big stout fan, so this cherry version has me excited.The can is a 330ml, and it says it’s won a good taste award, the can says it’s dark and rich, with plenty of cherries, like a Black Forest gateau.It is certainly dark, a big and creamy head.So, aroma, not much, until the head dissipates slightly, then you begin to get a gentle waft of cherry, the dark malts give molasses and there is a hint of coffee & chocolate.For ...
  28. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Siren Craft Brew's Big Red Machine Siren Craft Brew - Big Red Machine2nd tipple of the night, yep I'm that kind crazy risk-taking guy! Delicious noodles cooked by the missus capped off a solid day, and what more could I want for dessert than a multipack of hula hoops... I hope you all just don't get too jealous of this playboy lifestyle that I lead.Dark red colours on the normal brand background gave this can an eye catching look.Really deep malty smell comes out upon the can opening with a rich rye background. The tas...
  29. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Dark Revolution's Dogma Dark Revolution - Dogma *Delayed post, my grovelling apologies* Trains ran on time which was a good start, and I even managed to have a nice wander round Bath at lunch for some non-rainy fresh air. Also, got to do a bit of potential marketing/visual work for the shop walls which was pretty intriguing and exciting, so here's hoping that continues!... Dark black can with a couple of full size silver grim reaper outlines...definitely striking!Smooth fruity and zesty smell comes out with the ...
  30. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Pomona Island's Pla-Ket Ket Ket-Ket Pomona Island - Pla-Ket Ket Ket-KetVery long day at work with a bit of extra marketing at the end, but satisfying all in all. Bonus was that my pops came up from Weston-super-Mare to visit and we had lunch at @sallylunnsbath for some cracking Sally Lunn buns!Had this raspberry coloured can to chill with tonight with the name in blue and a steer on the front.First smell as I opened the can was just a powerful gose one as those raspberries, blackberries and sloes combine for a fantastic rush up...
  31. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Brouwerij Kees's Anniversary #05 Brouwerij Kees - Anniversary #05Better sleep last night at centre parcs was helped by a vegan fryup cooked by the missus for brunch. A nice wander round the woods, where once again we failed to see any impressive wild animals, was followed by a exciting evening dip in the pool! Few raft rides and bump round the rapids got the blood racing, before chilli and a nice beer at home.First smell is a solid coffee one, very thick and almost treacley. The following one is more of the same, with almost...
  32. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Pomona Island's Do Not Seek The Treasure Pomona Island - Do Not Seek The TreasureBusy Tuesday dealing with alot of back orders at work, but got the job done which was good. Also, managed to stay on my feet during a few slippery moments on my way to work in the biting cold this morning, so that's always a bonus!Recognisable plain colour can with a pink text on navy background...does stand out actually.First smell was a lovely sour and tart blackberry hit, got the senses going! The next swig was just fantastic with a berry rush th...
  33. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Arbor Ales' Rocketman Arbor Ales - Rocketman *Delayed post, apologies for my tardiness* Day that shot past really, highlighted by a bit of newsletter prep and an aimless walk around Bath on my lunch break where time vanished and I went into a zombie like trance... Classic brand can with the maple looking leaf and text in a green and white combo on a black background...you know what it is.Thick smell to start off as I open the can with mango and bright citrus going up the snout. Following taste had a nice rush of h...
  34. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Siren Craft Brew's The Bonnie Situation Siren Craft Brew - The Bonnie SituationOne of the busiest days at work while the bosses are away, but happy to say I kept my head afloat and got on top of the things. At least the wind and rain wasn't attacking my poor umbrella on the way home as well, so I had some delicious creamy pasta and a nice beer to look forward to.Really cool vivid can that reminds me of the colours and shapes used in The Lion King play!First smell is a really delicious creamy tropical one, very full. The followi...
  35. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Electric Bear's Serendipity Electric Bear - Serendipity *Slight delayed post* Decent Friday at work with a pretty efficient day in the shop, then managed a stroll in the sun to get some cool pictures for the latest newsletter...all in all a good'un! A chillout night with the Mrs was in the cards as well, so I decided to go for this interesting drink from local brewery. Nice 330ml bottle with green funky writing on a black label.First smell is just a deep, malty one straight up the nose. After that the taste, it'...
  36. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Moor Beer Company's Batallas Moor Beer Company - Batallas *Delayed post* 2nd drink of my Sunday was accompanied by my Mrs and my mum's delicious leftover Christmas pudding with a heap of clotted cream on it. Had a decent day of sorting out the flat and giving it a good clean, so this is a bit of a reward hopefully.Can is the classic Moor look with silver background and in this case the brown medieval style text. First smell was a whisky one to be honest, then a smokey finish....enticing! The next swig was more of the...
  37. 23 May '19 - Giveaway Time + New Stouts + Summer Beers 🌞 Competition Time!We have a brand new window display featuring a superexciting giveaway.The prize? 12 pint sized cans of Arbor Ales!! All you have to do is guess the 5 films! And here is a picture of the first film to get you started. Stay tuned for next weeks email where we will be sending out additional clues. £2,855 towards £10,000!Thank you to all for the donations so far! This means we are currently sitting at ...
  38. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Wild Beer Co's Jambo! Wild Beer Co - Jambo!Got some serious leg work in today up and down those damn stairs, but also managed half hour in Bath to grab a few beer pics for the next newsletter...ying and yang.Pretty damn exhausted so went for a name that had kept popping up in and around the place. Standard brand can, but with a vibrant pinky red on the front to match that jammy vibe.First smell is a lightish one where you can smell that chocolate stout with a coffee essence in the background. The taste test is whe...
  39. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Northern Monk's Passion Fruit Lassi Heathen Northern Monk - Passion Fruit Lassi HeathenSteady day at work followed by a house viewing and a few other bits meant that I wasn't in a tip top mood, but I was still looking forward to this beer that I'd been recommended to try by you guys.Thought the drink had been jumping in my bag, but a nervous can opening proved unnecessary as the creamy passion fruit smell gently wafted out. The first kick back was a really full, hoppy, flavoursome taste with plenty of fruityness and a sweet kic...
  40. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Polly's Brew Co's Reverie Polly's Brew Co - ReverieJust a one day appearance at work before being off for the festive period til next Monday! Damn busy day in Bath with all those last minute shoppers, but managed to get all the orders out with a smile still on my face. Was met at the station by the missus for a quick stroll to aldi for some Christmas eve nibbles, before struggling back with way too much shopping for the start of a hopefully fun and chilled out break.The can has the classic Polly's drip on top ...
  41. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Brew By Numbers' 08|Stout - Chocolate & Hazelnut Brew By Numbers - 08|Stout - Chocolate & HazelnutDay that shot past, although that maybe because my shivering bones created some sort of time warping... Went for this beer that featured in our newsletter last week, see if there was a fuss to be made about it! The can was pure black with simple white text on the front...not overly exciting, but still caught the attention on the shelf.First smell was of rich chocolate with the feint malty buzz behind it. The following swig had a very light ...
  42. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Liquid Light Brew Co's Peaches En Regalia Liquid Light Brew Co - Peaches En Regalia *Delayed post* 2nd beer of the Saturday night was to be kicked back while watching a film with the Mrs...Marriage Story, it's surprisingly good!The can has the look of a pink snapshot of a galaxy outside the solar system...or a nice tie-die shirt! Pretty cool either way... First smell is a very light and fragrant peachy smell that almost rides along the edge of being gosey. The next swig gives that definite peach hit with the tart extra taste that...
  43. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Brouwerij Kees' Caramel Fudge Stout Brouwerij Kees - Caramel Fudge Stout *Delayed Christmas tipple post* On the road back home today, so said goodbye to Plymouth while seeing a few friends and doing a good'ol Aldi shop!Sitting down for some delicious pasta cooked by the missus, so decided to go for this potential cracker. Brown sweeping colours decorate the can with the brand logo and text in solid black...does look fudgy to be fair.First smell is of thick caramel and a coffee tinge that just coats the nose. Once the swig c...
  44. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Wild Beer Co's Nebula Wild Beer Co - Nebula *Delayed weekend tipple post*Needed a cheeky extra tipple to warm me up after a cold and not overly enjoyable day, so thought this one would do the job. Classic black can with the purple deer logo on the front...did the job.First smell is a tropical push up the nose with a feint hoppy fizz coming up the rear. The following taste gave a nice dose of those hops straight off, before a smooth dose of tropical fruits arrived. Not too much pineapple, which was a positive for m...
  45. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Magic Rock Brewing's Dairyfreak Magic Rock Brewing - DairyfreakAfter two rounds of stuffing my face with food and a successful family victory on the battlegrounds of Trivial Pursuit, I decided to try this one on for size. Quite a nice can with almost some Picasso like artwork using a white background with primary colour rectangles forming a weird face.First smell is an almost creamy coffee smell, a pleasant one to be honest. The next swig was more of the same, with a light coffee 'Porter' flavour and then a really n...
  46. Jack`s S**T Pandemic Drinks - Brewdog PUNK IPA + Elvis Juice Days Since Beercraft Lockdown: Six With little access to good quality beers and a hankering for a drink in these trying times... I have taken it upon myself to try all the drinks I once loved years ago and to see how my Palate has been spoiled with the likes of verdant, northern monk and Deya. I will also be calling out some of the awful beers and ciders that are out there, that try to pass themselves off as premium brands and how they are ripping us all off with inferior ingredients, chemica...
  47. Jack`s S**T Pandemic Drinks - Bad Co, Denver Milk Stout Days Since Beercraft Lockdown: Eight With little access to good quality beers and a hankering for a drink in these trying times... I have taken it upon myself to try all the drinks I once loved years ago and to see how my Palate has been spoiled with the likes of verdant, northern monk and Deya. I will also be calling out some of the awful beers and ciders that are out there, that try to pass themselves off as premium brands and how they are ripping us all off with inferior ingredients, che...
  48. Jack`s S**T Pandemic Drinks - Doombar Days Since Beercraft Lockdown: Three With little access to good quality beers and a hankering for a drink in these trying times... I have taken it upon myself to try all the drinks I once loved years ago and to see how my Palate has been spoiled with the likes of verdant, northern monk and Deya. I will also be calling out some of the awful beers and ciders that are out there, that try to pass themselves off as premium brands and how they are ripping us all off with inferior ingredients, che...