November Award Winner

After being awarded the only beer awarded maximum rating possible during November, it was an easy choice for the Beerdrinker to determine that the Beer of the Month Award for November 2017 belongs to the Fuddy Duck Brewery for its exceptional Imperial Stout.  The Beerdrinker had already been highly impressed by the Imperial Stout’s cousin, …

October Award Winner

After being the only beer awarded the maximum rating possible during October, Leffe’s Radieuse was an easy choice for the Beer of the Month Award for Ocotber 2017.  This superbly rich and complex, marzipan amber ale from Belgium left the Beerdrinker wishing there was a ranking above the maximum three pints.  Unfortunately the beer is…

August Award Winner

Following a lengthy break from reviewing beers, the Beerdrinker is delighted to announce the delayed winner for the August 2017 is Toscana of Birra Moretti.  This is the first lager and first Italian beer to be given the maximum three pint ranking by the Beerdrinker.  Its combination of subtle malt and honey flavours mark it…

July Award Winner

After being the only beer awarded the maximum rating possible during July , it is no surprise that the Beer of the Month Award for July 2017 goes to Westmalle’s Dubbel.  This exceptional Trappist beer was the first beer reviewed in July and set a standard that none of the other beers could match.  It…

Brewery visit Hexhamshire Brewery

This small family run brewery operates in a quiet wooded valley of the Northumberland countryside just outside Hexham.  It operates from a converted garage at the end of the garden of the Dipton Mill Public House, which is owned and managed by the family. The brewery was established in 1995 and moved to its current…

June Award Winner

The winner of the June Beer of the Month Award has been won by a  Stout for the first time.  Acorn Brewery of Barnsley’s  Gorlovka Imperial Stout is a superb and complex beer, as complex as it is full bodied, this was the first beer from the Acorn Brewery to be tasted by the Beerdrinker….

May Award Winner

After being awarded the maximum rating possible during May, it is no surprise that the Beer of the Month Award for May 2017 goes to Abbot Reserve of Greene King.  The label describes it as “an exceptional treat”  and the Beerdrinker agrees wholeheartedly.  This is delicious, smooth, warming beer.  It is not an overly complex…