Monthly Archives: December 2014

12 Beers of Christmas: Day 11

Hackney Hopster by London Fields Brewery (LFB) was the beer that introduced me to a resurgent London brewing scene. I spent the summer of 2012 drinking this “Pacific Pale Ale” in and around Hackney, on one occasion to the apparent displeasure of an old curmudgeon at Ryan’s … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas: Day 10

When I asked Beer O’Clock Show whether it would be permissible to take an ad-hoc approach to #12BeersofXmas and got a positive response, I thought it’d be a breeze. Far from it; it’s a busy time of the year and at times I’ve … Continue reading

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Everyman Screen on the Green, Islington

The Screen on the Green in Angel is a very special cinema, but it has one major drawback: despite boasting a bar in the auditorium (yes, actually in it), the best beer available is a pint of Guinness. It therefore fails to … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas: Days 8 and 9

We had friends over yesterday and as I went through the futile, masochistic, self flagellatory act of cleaning the house before they arrived, I contemplated what beers to get in. I also had to decide where to go to get … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas: Days 6 & 7

In my first #12DaysofXmas post I hinted that a review of this next beer was to come, and it’s a very special beer: Camden Town Brewery’s Beer 2014. A bock lager aged in bourbon barrels with an ABV of 9.5% and sold in 750 … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas: Day 5

Well this #12BeersofXmas malarkey is proving to be a challenge. Yesterday was a great day – our boss bought us all bacon rolls and told us to finish up at 11.30. This was welcome but it meant that I was … Continue reading

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12 beers of Christmas: Days 3 & 4

It’s confession time. I overdid it ever so slightly over the weekend and yesterday the prospect of a beer wasn’t overly appealing. A day of rest was all I needed, however, and with the added impetus of a visit to north London’s … Continue reading

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