Highlights of 2012

I don’t consider 2012 to have been a great year personally, I’m quite glad to see the back of it. But I do have to join in with almost everyone else in the blogging world and post my highlights of the year. First up of course, is albums… Records of the year Mid Air – […]

Beer! Stewart’s Pilsen and Hefeweizen

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about beer, probably because I haven’t been drinking as much recently. But since I picked up a couple of new beers at Craigie Farm today, I thought I’d post my thoughts on them here. Both beers are brewed by Stewarts Brewing in Edinburgh, who make some cracking beers. […]

All-grain brew: Wheat Kings

Yesterday, after finally getting hold of all the equipment I needed to do so, I did my first ever all-grain (or full mash) brew.  This was a Bavarian Wheat Beer, which I’ve named Wheat Kings after the Tragically Hip song!  The whole process took about 6 or 7 hours, and I had to leave the […]

Beer review: Duvel

Duvel is a beer I’ve seen loads, but never actually tasted.  I was a bit wary of the 8.5% ABV, but was pleasantly surprised.  On the pour, I was greeted with a very hefty bubbly head which took a minute to subside.  The aroma is of pear, and reminded me of some perry I tried […]

Beer review: Brewdog Prototype 27

I was lucky enough to win a bottle of Brewdog’s latest experimental beer, Prototype 27 (thanks Martin Dickie!).  Only 150 bottles were produced and with this in mind I must admit I felt a wee bit guilty at drinking it. But only a little bit…beer’s for drinking after all!  Besides, the make up of the […]

Beer review: Stewart Brewing Hollyrood

It’s been on my mind for months to start reviewing the whisky, beer and wine that I’ve been enjoying (it has to be said, there has been a lot of them!).  So tonight I finally get round to starting.  First up is Hollyrood (ABV 5%), a beer brewed by Stewart Brewing in Edinburgh.  I picked […]