Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

Colour– Brown Aroma– Rich, Coffee, Chocolate, Malt Taste– Bitter, Sweet, Coffee, Chocolate, Malt ABV– 9% Founders is one of the hottest breweries in the world at the moment. Its legendary Kentucky Breakfast Stout, which you can see here, and is currently winning every award going. Now to Sumantra Mountains Brown, a fairly rugged brown ale,…

Sweet Potato Wedges

Preparation and Cooking Time- 45 mins Serves 4 Low carb and delicious, sweet potatoes are a great alternative for regular potatoes. These wedges will hit all of those chip cravings we all have. Approximate cost of dish- £1.50 3 Sweet Potatoes Oil Oregano Chili Flakes Salt and pepper Method 1.     Chop your sweet potatoes into wedges….

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

Colour- Deep Black Aroma– Coffee, Chocolate, Bitter, Hops, Bourbon Taste– Bitter, Coffee, Chocolate, Bourbon, Oak, Smooth ABV– 11.8% Where to start with one of the most talked about beers in the world at the moment?! Firstly, I will tell you that this is not an easy beer to track down and it is very expensive….

Brewdog Elvis Juice

Colour- Bronze Aroma- Grapefruit, Orange, Hops, Slightly Sweet Taste- Dry, Grapefruits, Orange, Hops ABV- 6.5% Availability and Cost- Tesco – £2.20 As you all know, I hate IPA’s and this most certainly is an IPA. Recommended by a friend who is also an IPA sceptic I felt I had to give it a go. It is wonderfully balanced and…

Robinsons Old Tom

Colour- Deep Mahogany Aroma- Molasses, Autumn Fruits, Dark Malts Taste- Malt, Hops, Fruits, Bitter, Peppery ABV- 8.5% Availability and Cost- Sainsbury’s – £1.80   Boasting an impressive history, Old Tom won the Best Ale in the world at the World Beer Awards in 2009. On the front of the palate it has some excellently robust hoppy, malty, fruity flavours and…

Huyghe Belgian Wheat Beer

 Colour- Light Straw Aroma- Orange, Wheat, Coriander, Sweet Taste- Wheat, Orange, Light ABV- 4.5% Availability and Cost- Marks & Spencer – £2.20   Brought to us by the same, clever brewers of Delirium, Belgian Wheat Beer is very traditional in taste. It’s punchy and wheaty, and has orange tones.   You can certainly smell the coriander on the nose of…

Guinness Antwerpen

Colour- Jet Black Aroma- Dark Chocolate, Smoked Wood, Fruity, Dark Roast Taste- Dark Chocolate, Bitter, Sweet, Fruity, Smokey ABV- 8% Availability and Cost- Tesco – £2 Guinness have started adding to their range in earnest in the past few years and Antwerpen is one of the latest to join the line-up. A strong classic imperial stout with a complex chocolaty…

Brewdog Jet Black Heart

Colour- Ebony Aroma- Roasted Malts, Slightly Sweet, Fruits Taste- Smokey, Roasted, Fruity, Bitter ABV- 4.7% Availability and Cost- Tesco – £1.80 Brewdog are certainly one of the success stories of the boom in independent brewing in the UK. Jet Black Heart Milk Stout certainly tries to pack a scent punch and has an excellent nose, full of rich roasted malts…

Quirky Blonde Ale

Colour- Cloudy Gold Aroma- Tropical, Hops, Light, Citrus Taste- Dry, Bitter, Citrus, Tropical, Light ABV- 3.8% Cost- £3 I came across this beer during an event in the UK Parliament called ‘Taste of the Kingdom of Elmet Day’. The Quirky Brewery just so happened to be there. A small brewery from Garforth which has only…

Weird Beard Brew Co Black Christmas

Colour– Black Tea   Aroma– Rich, Roast Malts, Fruit and Vanilla   Taste– Bitter, Sour, Sweet, Vanilla and Roasted   Cost– £3.50   ABV– 4.5%   As you all know I lovedWeird Beard Brew Co Black Perle Stout, so I was really looking forward to cracking open Black Christmas.   With sour cranberry notes, it…

Wiper and True Plum Pudding Porter

Colour– Black Coffee Aroma– Roasted Malts, Citrus, Hops, Dark Fruits Taste– Bitter, Dark Fruits, Roasted, Sweet Cost– £3.50 ABV– 6.5% Plum Pudding, a traditional British pudding at Christmas, who’d have thought they’d try it in a beer? The guys at Wiper and True have certainly given it a good go, and they’ve succeeded in ensuring…

The Juiciest Christmas Turkey You Will Ever Eat

Preparation and Cooking Time- 24 hours including the brine. Serves however many you are having round for Christmas dinner! Dry boring turkey. Year after year we put up with the same old over cooked, dry and quite frankly pretty naff turkey, knowing that it’s going to be on the menu every day for the next…