1. 002 - Brewing meets art, obscure childhood cartoons and useless university degrees Posted by Diane... of the first things people often tell me when coming in the shop is: “I don’t know anything about beer, I would just pick the can I think looks best!” And what I usually answer is that this is as good a way of picking a beer as any. In the (weird) world of craft beer, design, and art in general, has become an integral part, with some breweries like Collective Arts even teaming up with artists and making their can collectable items. For me, who adore illustration and design,...
  2. 003 - Lindemans Faro, the art of lambic beers and long pre-Christmas days a long day selling gift packs to Christmas shoppers, Davin suggested I bring home a bottle of Lindemans Faro, which we just got back on the shelves. I had seen his video review of the beer, and his enthusiasm made me want to try it – this was the perfect moment to do so. a bit about beer, but I am no expert, that I will easily admit. The world of beer is fascinating and limitless, which I love. I don’t exaggerate when I say that I learn new things every day – a quick look around the shop, a ...
  3. 001 - Memberberries by Totally Brewed, offensive berries and impostor syndrome Post by Diane... Brewed is new at the shop, and I hadn’t heard of them before receiving two boxes of their beers. It is no fault of them – these guys from Nottingham are already pretty well established and they’ve been popping out fun, original beers, both in terms of design and in style, since 2014… I am simply constantly reminded how much I still have to learn in terms of craft beer, and it is no exaggeration to say that I hear about new exciting breweries every day. struck me and Jack f...
  4. 11 April '19 - Countdown to Crowdfunding Round 2! Verdant back in + new stuff *|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Thanks to everyone who helped us with our first round of crowdfunding. It raised just short of £3k and that was enough to help us get in the plans, legals and everything in place to get permission to make BeerCraft bigger and better. "Round 2" Planning permission has been granted and we have been busy gathering quotes from local builders to assess roughly how much we'll...
  5. 25 April '19 - "Beers for £3 and Under + New Alcohol Free + Crazy Stouts" Hey guys - big thanks to everyone who came out Bank Holiday weekend and had a pint with us, we are already missing that sun ~ We are just finalizing the details for CROWDFUNDING ROUND 2 so keep your eyes peeled for the info coming very soon with some excellent rewards for investing. Just a reminder with our new opening hours we are now open until9:30pm Thursday, Friday & Saturdays and 6:30pm on Sundays✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ "Cheap Beer" are two of the great...
  6. 3 May '19 - Crowdfunding is LIVE! ✨ Be Part of a Bigger BeerCraft Help us turn this room into a fantastic bar where you can enjoy a lush craft beer. CHECK OUT OUR CROWDFUNDING HERE Be Part of a Bigger BeerCraftWe would love you to join us & become part of our future. Help us give you an amazing bar, taproom and bottle shop & in return we are offering some great rewards.Our Crowdfunding campaign has only been live for 1 week and we have already had a great response with over £1000 of funding from some amazing people ...
  7. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Lost And Grounded's Starlite Drive-in Lost And Grounded - Starlite Drive-in Friday and the end for me of a really good working week....not too say I'm not looking forward to hitting the bevvies tonight and vegging this weekend though. Tonight's choice was all me (for better or worse) and I went for the Starlite Drive-In Gose from Lost And Grounded. First off, the can is quite a mellow blue opaque design of an old American classic car going to a Drive-in. Nothing amazing, but a smart image and visual on display. Unfortunat...
  8. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Verdant's Headband Verdant - Headband It's fridaaaaay! Beautiful sunny day in Bath was also a enjoyable day for me, so I thought I'd try and cap it off with an offering from the Cornwall based Verdant brewery. I was accompanied on the journey home by my other half again, who this timed cracked open a little bottle of vino for her own tipsy ride.Looking at the can we have a beautiful pastille orange colour with italic script writing showing 'Headband'. Then centre stage is some green hops with sh...
  9. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with The Wild Beer Co's Millionaire The Wild Beer Co - Millionaire The day started with a cancelled flat viewing after I'd already arrived, then continued with a steady day going it alone in the office downstairs. Some taproom pint pulling and a Internet downage meant that I was assuredly looking forward to a Tipsy-Train tipple, so Jacks suggestion of an interesting stout piqued my intrigue. The design is simple, to the point and eye catching, with an orange stag staring straight at you on a matte black background.The can c...
  10. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Electric Bear's Werrrd Electric Bear - Werrrd Really knackering day at work which included my first ever pint pouring. Solid C grade I'd say, not bad, but room for improvement. Safe to say I was looking forward to the train ride home, and this time my other half met me on the carriage back to windy Weston-super-Mare. Good can opening for me this time and the Electric Bear - Werrrd! can has a really nice feeling matte finish with pumping 80's boomboxes in front of a busy skyline in vivid pinks, greens and bl...
  11. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Paulaner Brewery's Paulaner Salvador Paulaner Brewery - Paulaner SalvadorEnd of an overall good week for me. Work's developing and hopefully some progress at home means I won't be living the dream of sleeping on my dad's floor for too much longer... James, Davin and Alex were all behind the beer selection this friday, so there's alot riding on this to see whether they vaguely like me and thus want me to have an enjoyable tipsy-train tipple.Design wise we've got the traditional brown bottle showing a label wit...
  12. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Neon Raptor's Chasing Cheetahs Neon Raptor - Chasing Cheetahs Solid day at work today with a nice jaunt on my break round town and the prospect of a nice train Beer to finish. Unfortunately, my other half missed the train due to unforeseen circumstances, so I had to put up with my own terrible company for an hour which wasn't ideal.To start, the can design has the bright neon sign of Neon Raptor covering a cheetah print design with cheetahs in full stride running around the graphic.On opening the can you just smell tha...
  13. 6 Sep '19 - Wish us a Hoppy Birthday and get 10% off this weekend! *|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* BeerCraft of Bath is 2 years old We are actually 1 month late, but it's better late than never! On the 3rd August 2017 we opened our doors for the first time and it's been a whirlwind. We've had - and have - a great team of staff that have helped us grow BeerCraft to where we are today and we are still growing. Work is well underway to convert part of the basement into our lounge where you'll be ab...
  14. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Beavertown's Lupuloid IPA Beavertown - Lupuloid IPA Beautiful September sunshine in Bath today where I was taking a few pictures and managed a nice riverside stroll complimented a solid day at work. Once again, I was looking forward to my Tipsy-Train Beer and decided to go it alone and make the decision myself with the Beavertown - Lupuloid IPA. It has to be said that my hunch of which drink to go for was greatly influenced by the fantastic can art. Rocket ships and spaceman attacking a massive green space monster wit...
  15. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Polly's Brew Company's ' Takes A Little Time' Polly's Brew Company - ' Takes A Little Time' Not quite the sweaty day of yesterday as I managed to get a bit of creative work in at the end of the day, but I was no less looking forward to my Tipsy-Train tipple. It was a late recommendation from my colleague Jack to go for the Polly's Brew Company IPA ' Takes A Little Time', but I believed in his confident assertion that it was the one to go for. When I took my can out the bag for the first time there was certainly no...
  16. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Electric Bear's Gose and it gose and it gose Electric Bear - Gose and it gose and it gose Non-stop day at work was started by walking by the high tide in Weston-super-Mare, pretty cool to be fair if not a bit freaky when you see all the flood barriers ready and active... Obviously, I was ready for my beer with my lovely lady on the train, and today I went for a delicious gose one. The can has different colours on a mountain range as a possible family of blackberries roll down in mild amusement/probable terror. I like it though.Upon my s...
  17. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Amundsen's Chuggernaut Amundsen - Chuggernaut End of my working week and James's recommendation was made to broaden my horizons in the realms of New England IPA'S. As he handed it over I couldn't help but be impressed by the artwork! Vibrant maroon, green and turquoise colours bring a floating spaceman to life across the can as he stretches across the galaxy...it's pretty damn cool! With a confident triple tap to the base of the can and slow opening, a very gentle aroma filtered through with feint h...
  18. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Arbor Ales' Massive Azacc Arbor Ale - Massive Azacc Train was late to start the day and my shortened lunch break walkies was celebrated by the heavens opening overhead, so was looking forward to a relieving beer. Due to my new found love of New England pale ales, James picked out this 5.4% 568ml (1 pint) beer to give a try on this Tuesday journey.After taking a seat that the other half had grabbed me, I sat down and got ready to take a swig. First off, it's a simple burnt orange can design with an autumnal leaf co...
  19. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Tiny Rebel's Cwtch Tiny Rebel - Cwtch Good Monday at work after a busy weekend down in Plymouth, lots of physical labour, but also put my noggin to use as well. My girlfriend also swung by the @beercraftbath taproom after work to see my face...she's a sucker for punishment.Following from a Davin recommendation, this can was a bright and vibrant yellow with the famous teddy bear on the front and the beer name surrounded by psychedelic colours, really eye-catching.Aboard the train it was a poor can opening ag...
  20. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Northern Monk's Patrons Project 5.07 Ricky Lightfoot. Scafell Pike Northern Monk - Patrons Project 5.07 Ricky Lightfoot. Scafell PikeAfter getting only four hours sleep last night, today was pretty damn decent. Put a deposit on a flat with the missus, then spent some time with a big swan who seemed to like me in Bath.Anyway, this special edition beer features @rickylightfoot , a record breaking Cumbrian based trail runner, going over a rocky outcrop with a mountainous vista behind...definitely unique and eye catching on the shelf.Smoothish can opening was me...
  21. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Masquerade Brewing's Patriot Masquerade Brewing - Patriot Still a bit tired from @abbfest on Saturday, but a solid day at work was pretty enjoyable. This was the first time it had been cold and rainy in the evening, so I wasn't sure which beer to go for, however James came through with Patriot by Masquerade Brewing.Girlfriend met me on the train and it was proceeded by a very smooth can opening for once! The can is very eye catching indeed with a cartoon picture of Donald Trump wearing a masquerade mask on a burnt re...
  22. 10 May '19 - CROWDFUNDING! + Happy Hour Tonight! (HAPPY HOUR TONIGHT! 7-8PM 20% OFF DRINKS IN!!) Just say "Smile" to Jack or Alex and they'll give you your discount🍺🍺🍺🍺 Be Part of a Bigger BeerCraft!To everyone who has contributed to our crowdfunding so far - THANK YOU! We are incredibly humbled by the response and funding so far - as of now we are already at 20% of our target.We are also super excited at the arrival of our VIP cards for those who have selected one of the 10% Off B...
  23. Five Favorite Alcohol Free Beers Five Favorite Alcohol Free Beers Lets face it - nicer weather always means more drinking, and as we are approaching the summer months we wanted to showcase some of our favorite alcohol free beers! They are perfect for an afternoon in the sun or a BBQ - they all have incredible flavour, just minus the guilt! So here are 5 alcohol free beers we would recommend (in no particular order) Tiny Rebel x Big Drop - 7th Birthday - 'Imperial' Mocha Vanilla Shot Stout - Alcohol Free - 440ml can ...
  24. The Tipsy -Train Beer Blog with Deya Brewing Company's Tappy Pils Deya Brewing Company - Tappy Pils It had been a pretty exhausting, but enjoyable day at work, spent between screen staring and giving my muscles a good workout with some much needed physical labour. There was a light at the end of the tunnel though...Deya Brewing Company's - Tappy Pils' for the train ride home. As an enthusiastic beginner on the beer tasting ladder I'd heard some fantastic things about the Deya Brewing Company, a local brewer based in Cheltenham, so I was excited ...
  25. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Brouwerij Verhaeghe's Duchesse De Bourgogne Brouwerij Verhaeghe - Duchesse De Bourgogne Jack's reaction of 'Oh!' to James's suggestion of this Red Ale for my Tipsy-Train blog certainly filled me with intrigue if not slight trepidation. I need to develop my pallette though, so it was a big yes firm me. Unfortunately, there suggestion of marrying this drink with some nice bread, olives or other delicacies was unsupported by our nearby Sainsbury's Local, so rice cake crisps had to do the job. Even as I was trying to ji...
  26. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Vibrant Forest's Pupa Vibrant Forest - Pupa Earning some good karma at the weekend by taking my mum out for a birthday dinner was followed by a very busy day at work. Lots of packing and wrapping in the day, then a bit of a beer lesson from James in the evening. All fun though and hopefully growing my knowledge to do slightly above average beer blogs for everyone... I went for the Vibrant Forest - Pupa 'Juicy Pale Ale' tonight as I'd heard quality things about the brewery and is hugely popular amongst ...
  27. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Port Brewing Co's Summer Pale Ale Port Brewing Co - Summer Pale Ale Friday means end of the working week for me, and to be fair it was a pretty good day at work doing some creative marketing in front of the screen. Had no idea what to pick as the big pressure Friday beer, so Davin stepped in with his expertise and chose this beaut.The can's design isn't particularly jazzy or groundbreaking, but the solid blue colour on a 440ml can does catch the eye enough. The opaque table and chairs in the desert is a nice touch tho...
  28. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Wander Beyond Brewing's Entice Wander Beyond Brewing - Entice *Delayed post, my shameful apologies* Slept really crap, but a potassium filled banana gave me energy on the way in, so i was alot less zombie-like than I would have been otherwise. Small bit of marketing done along with a heart attack inducing stint at the bar, meant that the train home was a fair relief... Can is a vibrant orange colour with a very large angler fish having its eye on a scared little hop.First smell is vibrant tangerine in a thick rich scent......
  29. REVIEW - NEIPA Vic Secret by Overtone Brewing Co Okay...wow this beer is good. It's rare to have a beer from a small relatively unknown brewery that blows you away, and this beer managed to do it! There are no bittering hops, only dry hops, so its ridiculously smooth, sweet and juicy. It also is exactly whats promised on the can which always is appreciated. This is the first beer as well using Vic Secret that I have been 100% on board with, and can now say I am a believer in this hop. Hopefully overtone can keep this kind of quality up...
  30. Pilango Liberated Cider - May '19 330ml bottle made in London using foraged apples. This is a light cider with a light sparkle. Slightly scrumpy on the nose with a very gentle apple aroma a bit like a golden delicious. Nice kick from the acid and a slight dryness on the tip of the tongue. Not overly sweet, but not dry either. Quite well balanced for such a light flavour. No indication its 5%. Would go well in a restaurant with a ceasar salad, or just a refreshing quick one in the summer. Unfortunately nothing special, but ...
  31. Samples From Utopian As a beer shop we regularly get breweries sending us or dropping in a few samples. Utopian dropped in a couple of their cans for us to try. Now lager is currently the most drank style of beer in the UK, and so they dropped us in 2. A dark lager and a british lager. Unfortunately this didnt fill us with huge excitement. Over the last 3 years we have tasted a lot of lagers and there is very little between them. Lots of Breweries have made lagers and they just dont seem to go down anywhere ...
  32. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Northern Monk's Patrons Project 17.06 Insa // Nothing Lasts Forever // Dancing Gnome Northern Monk - Patrons Project 17.06 Insa // Nothing Lasts Forever // Dancing GnomeThis tipple was sampled on my last night of freedom before heading back to work. Decided to try this one to go with a delicious Mushroom risotto made by the other half.A cool @insa_gram designed can for this one that shows some fantastically vivid greens and purples on a web like background.First smell was of a fruity and tropical beer, but not too in your face, almost just waiting to be released. The followin...
  33. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Left Handed Giant's Go Ahead Left Handed Giant - Go Ahead2nd beer of the night takes me aboard the sour train. Just had a delicious burrito bowl cooked by the missus while watching 'Messiah', which is our latest Netflix addiction recommended by Jack. Now, looking into the kitchen i see I've got some leftovers on the way to be shoved in some wraps for tomorrow's lunch....midday food coma here I come!Really cool cartoon style can in pastille colours of some kind of guy (maybe religious) trudging across a co...
  34. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Northern Monk's Patrons Project 16.03 // Haze Outdoors // Ben Nevis // Imperial Stout Northern Monk - Patrons Project 16.03 // Haze Outdoors // Ben Nevis // Imperial StoutStill feeling rough from the man flu, but had a solid day of hard work in Bath followed by a delicious Thai Thursday meal with the Mrs.The can has a really good photo of four people gathered on Ben Nevis looking like their conspiring to form a potentially cracking stout... First smell is a deliciously thick chocolate and coffee one, gets the tastebuds going. The following swig gives more of the same taking yo...
  35. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Gloucester Brewery's Session IPA Gloucester Brewery - Session IPADrinking while playing some nighttime @gameofkittens with the other half, so was interested to see the effect it would have on any potential masterful winning performance. (Spoiler alert it didn't have a positive effect, but I hunk that was more down to my Base level of idiocy...) Can isn't the most exciting with descriptive text of what the beer is on a yellow circle background...too much can text to be honest.First smell is a very pineappley one with ...
  36. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Kettlesmith's Caroline Kettlesmith - CarolineDelayed in getting to work today after problems with the train, but in the bigger picture it wasn't that bad. First day back at work after the new year was a solid one with lots of orders, a bit of Web stuff, and some good'ol box cutting!Went for this big ol'bottle after a push from James. Double IPA in a more classic ale like bottle with a pretty uninspiring white label showing the name and a dash of rainbow colours.So, opening this up with my girlfriend, th...
  37. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Moor Beer Company's History Repeats Moor Beer Company - History RepeatsSolid day at work after a nice chilled weekend started with damn cold walk to work along the icy pavements of chippenham. Pretty busy day of picking and packing with a bit of marketing mixed in was pretty enjoyable actually.. Classic silver can with the text and medieval logos in the brand style...I like it.First smell is a nice malty chocolatey one with just a hint of coffee behind. Then the taste came in with a slightly more coffee hint, but definitely a f...
  38. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Burning Sky's Arise Burning Sky - Arise *Delayed post* 2nd tipple of the Friday night after winning a game of table fusbal and now going in for some serious business with a game of cranium...not getting my hopes up.Can is a fantastic blue background with a golden set of party people over a silhouette background...really striking!Very vibrant smell to open the can, nice and refreshing! The next taste offers a nice floral hoppy hit that really glided off the tongue nicely. Each swig after was a light and breezy fr...
  39. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Alphabet Brewing Co's Juice Springsteen Alphabet Brewing Co - Juice SpringsteenSunday drink for me with the Mrs was beside a delicious pasta dish while watching the latest fun-filled episode of Brooklyn 99.We've got a cracking can showing a rainbow striding juice box across a black and white city sky line...worth it for that alone!First smell is a mango tropical hit to the nose, light but sill packs a punch. The following swig had a nice hoppy hit that gave a juicy taste with a slightly bitter finish. Really good flavours for t...
  40. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Dry & Bitter Brewing Company's Christian Bale Ale Dry & Bitter Brewing Company - Christian Bale Ale Another steady day at work which I managed to get through after a pretty ropey night's sleep. I then get to the train station to find a delay of 16 minutes, so obviously there was reasonable pressure on this beer to raise my spirits. Jack recommended I go for this Dry & Bitter beer, but my appreciation of Christian Bale made me go for this particular one. The design of the can is very comic heavy, with the white divided section and...
  41. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Tiny Rebel's Rhubarb & Custard Sour Tiny Rebel - Rhubarb & Custard Sour *Delayed Friday post* Only a half day today, so packed the work in the morning before getting home at a nice time for a long weekend. Bit of dodgy news in the afternoon, so cracked open this beer to raise the spirits for me and the missus. Typical brewery can with those fantastic vibrant colours showing pinks, yellows and some rhubarb that'd looked like it'd been up all night having a good time.First smell up the ol'snout is that strong rhub...
  42. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Pomona Island's Space Elite Pomona Island - Space EliteA very long day with work and home moving stuff going on, but managed to tick all the boxes as much as I could, so pretty damn content.Needed a big beer for end of week choice before getting my removals gear on tomorrow, so went for this matte black can with a very cool 80's retro rocket shop and afterburner designed can by Kid Machine from Manchester.Upon can opening I got almost solid juicy and especially pineapple smells being shoved up my nose while looking ...
  43. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Polly's Brew Co's Like A Ghost Polly's Brew Co - Like A Ghost *Slight delayed review* Second beer of the Christmas Day reverie was this stout. Needed a bit of a smooth drink after gorging on food and spirits all day before getting ready for some delectable cheeses and games with the fam in the evening.Classic Polly's drip symbol on a black and grey design gned background....but the symbol still pulls you in to be fair.First smell off the bat is quite a sweet one above that coffee background with a smooth tone. The ...
  44. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Electric Bear's Big, Little & Small Electric Bear - Big, Little & SmallBusy Monday since I'd started working in Bath, packing and wrapping all day and still didn't finish! Had a nice wander round Bath when the rain and wind wasn't hitting, so that offered some light relief at least.The can shows a peach, apricot and guava in a police line up..pretty funny actually! The first whiff after cracking open the can is certainly tart with a fruity backing. The following taste certainly has a strong fruit taste which was...
  45. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Garage Beer Co's Airtight W/3 Sons Garage Beer Co - Airtight W/3 SonsHalf day Friday which involved me managing to tick a few more pressies off the Christmas list, so it was time to celebrate with this interesting one. For starts, it's an all black can with a very focused eyeball stating straight at me....one of my worse fears, but let's go for it anyway.First whiff was a light coffee one with a light sweetness just behind, but you could tell there was something goid on it's way. My following swig was a thick coffe...
  46. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Verdant's Pulp! Verdant - Pulp!Was looking forward to this beer, so decided to give it the Saturday primetime position. Wandered around beautiful Chippenham in the day with the other half, then sitting down with a nice chilli in front of the box seemed pretty apt to chug back this one. Really vibrant can with vivid purple backing showing a bright 'bogey' green name definitely caught the attention... First smell as I cracked open the can was a tropical one, but it was a very full one, almost chewable....
  47. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Beatnikz Republic's Kentucky Riot Beatnikz Republic - Kentucky RiotNon-stop day at work picking and packing after a nice chilled weekend in the new crib with the missus. Hard work, but think I got everything sorted....we'll find out i guess!Picked this one out while I was scanning the shelves in the taproom....the Kentucky bourbon link definitely caught the attention though after my recent roadtrip.First smell is of light coffee with a sweet and sugary backing to it. The following swig had some nice hops punching through ...
  48. The Tipsy-Train Beer Blog with Cloudwater's Confirmation Bias Cloudwater - Confirmation Bias Decent day at work that was interlaced with me braving the anticipation and mystery of a joint bank account with the other half!.. One of the new beers just in, so only right to give it a taste and review. A vibrant can that looks like a mesh of water colours under a cotton bit of material to me. Smooth can opening resulted in a zesty and floral hit to the nose with a definite hoppy base coming right behind. So, the taste was more of the same with a definite pow...