If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 1,700 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Devon Trip, Day Seven

Moving on to day seven I had a few this day.

Teignworthy, Beachcomber from England

Teignworthy, Beachcomber, England Teignworthy, Beachcomber, England

4.5% gold in colour with a poor head, low in aroma with a nice but fizzy taste.

Teignworthy, Old Moggie from England

Teignworthy, Old Moggie, England Teignworthy, Old Moggie, England

4.6% amber in colour with a thin head, bit of a sweet aroma and a good taste

South Hams, Stumble Bee from England

South Hams, Stumble Bee, England

4.2% hazy amber in colour with a good head, malty aroma with a hint of honey, malty citrus taste.

Teignworthy, Gun Dog from England

Teignworthy, Gun Dog, England Teignworthy, Gun Dog, England

4.3% dark amber in colour with a thin head, fruity malt aroma, nice bitter taste.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Devon Trip, Day Four / Five / Six

The amount of new beers was drying up slightly, I was however drinking repeats.

South Hams Brewery, Eddystone from England

South Hams Brewery, Eddystone, England South Hams Brewery, Eddystone, England

4.8% gold in colour with a thin head, not much aroma, not much taste but not bad to drink.

Salcombe, Lifesaver from England

Salcombe, Lifesaver, England Salcombe, Lifesaver, England

4.8% amber in colour with a thin head, sweet aroma and a bitter sweet taste.

I also had a glass of Bud in the resteraunt

Sigillum Civium De Bubiwoyz or Budweiser, Budvar Lager from the Czech Republic

Sigillum Civium De Bubiwoyz

5.0% gold in colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, sweet malt taste, slightly over carbonated, but not bad.

Hunter's, Pheasant Plucker from England

Hunter's, Pheasant Plucker, England Hunter's, Pheasant Plucker, England

4.3% deep amber in colour with a nice head, not much aroma but a nice taste.

This is an older photo from our last visit I think but I had one on this day.

Otter, Otter Ale from England

52 beers 5 - 50, Otter, Otter Ale, England

4.5% deep amber colour with a thin head, rich malt aroma, bitter caramel taste.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Devon Trip, Day Three

Day three of our trip to Devon, these are only the new beers I had that day, not that that isn't enough.

South Hams Brewery, Devon Pride from England

South Hams Brewery, Devon Pride, England South Hams Brewery, Devon Pride, England

3.8% amber in colour with a nice head, a caramel aroma and a caramel taste.

South Hams Brewery, Wild Blonde from England

South Hams Brewery, Wild Blonde, England South Hams Brewery, Wild Blonde, England

4.4% gold in colour with a good head, sweet fruity aroma, fruity low hop taste very nice.

Bays, Topsail from England

Bays, Topside, England

4.0% gold in colour with a nice head, it had a reasonable aroma and taste bur nothing special

Devon Trip, Day Two

On the second day of our holiday, we were really in Devon, and I had a couple more beers than the day before. Although they were mainly bottled beers from the local shop but we did have one in the pub there.

Otter, Start Bay Bitter from England

Otter, Start Bay Bitter, England

3.6% amber in colour with a thin head, not much aroma, nice bitter taste.

Hunter's, Devon Dreamer from England

Hunter's, Devon Dreamer, England Hunter's, Devon Dreamer, England

4.1% amber in colour with a good head, not much aroma but it had a different taste.

Hunter's, Half Bore from England

Hunter's, Half Bore, England Hunter's, Half Bore, England

4.0% amber in colour with a good head, sweet aroma and a nice mild taste.

Hunter's, Hunters Premium from England

Hunter's, Hunters Premium, England Hunter's, Hunters Premium, England

4.8% amber in colour with a good head, sweet aroma and a nice bitter taste.

Devon Trip, First Day

Our resent trip to Devon will have to be split into several blogs, so the first one, it will have to be what I drank on the way down. We stayed the first night in Tewkesbury on the way down and had a couple in Spoons but as it was raining and we were tired there was only the two.

Great Western, Old Higby from England

Great Western, Old Higby, England

4.8% deep amber in colour with a nice head, not much aroma but some hops, nice bitter taste.

Battledown, 4 Kings from England

Battledown, 4 Kings, England

7.2% gold in colour with a thin head, fruity aroma and a sweet alcohol taste.

Another Local Small Pub

Just back from nearly a fortnight down south in Devon, with stop offs in Tewkesbury and Stratford-upon-Avon but that must have covered at least a dozen new beers. So that will follow when I get them sorted, for now I will continue with my visits to the new micro bubs in Billingham.

It was late on Sunday afternoon and we had had nothing to eat since breakfast (we had been visiting family) but we still made for one of the new pubs the The Porky Pint. When we got in there they were serving food, small snacks (or not so small), Hot Pork, Turkey and Beef buns, also pigs in blankets and roast potatoes. We had slow cooked beef with roast potatoes and gravy and we got plenty, excellent. Now for the beers.

Purple Moose, Dark Side Of The Moose / Ochr Dywyll Y Mws from Wales

Purple Moose, Dark Side Of The Moose / Ochr Dywyll Y Mws, Wales

4.6% dark brown with a thin head, roast malt aroma, slightly bitter roast malt taste, had this one before.

Timothy Taylor's, Ram Tam from England

Timothy Taylor's, Ram Tam, England

4.3% black in colour with a good head, it had a nice aroma and a smooth bitter taste.

Roundhill Brewery, BPA (Billingham Pale Ale) from England

Roundhill Brewery, BPA (Billingham Pale Ale), England

5.2% gold in colour with a nice head, hoppy aroma and taste, not the best of theirs.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Local New Small Pub

Around here and most of the UK, lots of small pubs are opening up, most selling beers from local brewers. When I started drinking (many years ago) there were many pub like this and I hope they are here to stay.

I decided to pop into one last week and will make it a promise to visit the others soon. You may notice that one of these beers is not very local though. So these are the beers I had in the pub right next to my local Indian, the Crafty Cock had some good beers and it was handy for food afterwards.

Roundhill Brewery, Brown Ale from England

Roundhill Brewery, Brown Ale, England

4.9% deep brown with a good head, not much aroma but a really good taste maybe a bit of liquorice. This is from the closest brewery to me.

Roosters, YPA from England

Roosters, YPA, England

4.1% gold in colour with a nice head, not much aroma and a taste that was not bad.

Bad Co, Whiter Shade of Pale from England

Bad Co, Whiter Shade of Pale, England

3.2% pale gold in colour with a thin head, some hop in the aroma and a hoppy taste,

Velkopopovicky, Kozel Czech Export from the Czech Republic

Velkopopovicky, Kozel Czech Export, Czech Republic

4.0% gold in colour with a nice head, low in aroma, it had a bit of a lager taste but not bad.