This years awards banquet was held at the London Riverside Park Plaza Hotel where Ben McFarland was honoured by the guild as this year’s top beer writer. The evening was hosted by Tim Hampson & last year’s winner Simon Jenkins. It was a wonderful evening with good food great beer and even better company.
I took a short holiday to visit family and friends on Vancouver Island where I grew up. So as I was there I thought I would do a short video featuring a wine and a beer from the Island.
Nathan samples Innovation an American Pale Ale from Adnams Brewery in Southwold in Suffolk & 7 Giraffes Ale infused w/ Elderflower & Lemon Zest from The Williams Brothers Brewery in Alloa Scotland.
This Brewski Report Nathan is tasting Hopping Hare Triple Hopped Ale from Badger Ales in Dorset & Monsieur Rock from Sharp’s Brewery in Cornwall. He laso matches the beers with a tasty Croque-monsieur with the Monsieur Rock rather fittingly coming out on top.
Nathan stayed in Lassi on the Ionian Island of Kefalonia in Greece and decided to sample a few of the Greek beers in a little holiday video.
Rupert Ponsonby kicks off tasting with Innis and Gunn Original matched with a seared scallop, samphire & bacon salad.
Special Holiday Brewski Report @ The Rake. Tasting Adnams Explorer, Sainsbury’s Somerset Vintage Cider, Brasserie Ellezllloise Belgian Saison and Export Stout from Green Jack.
Interview with Rupert Ponsonby, Beer Guru and advocate. Tasting Innis & Gunn Beer & with food at the White Horse in Parsons Green, London Part 1.
Picked up this tasty brew made by the Freeminer Brewery from Gloucestershire for the Co-Op. http://www.freeminerbrewery.com/
One of the first London Micro Brewers to set the Bermondsey Beer Mile on fire and set the benchmark for craft brewers in the capital. Here I taste one of their ever changing hop combos of Simcoe, Citra, Apollo & Nelson Sauvin in this brash beautiful IPA.