A fun evening visit to a Cotswold micro brewery near Stroud last Friday enabled us to enjoy pizzas, freshly baked in their wood-fired pizza oven, and the opportunity to taste two of their draught beers,
Stroud Brewery are an old name in Gloucestershire brewing but the current incarnation started in 2006, and focusses on a great selection of organic beer. After winning numerous awards for their beer they have become a regular feature in pubs all over Gloucestershire, with the bottles going well beyond the county borders.
Stroud Brewery Organic Ale 4%
This is a golden colour, fresh . . . → Read More: A night out at Stroud Brewery
Wrangler Rating: (Recommended)
Whether you’re a fan of BC craft beer, live in BC or just visiting, then this is a book for your collection. It is a dossier of brewpubs and microbreweries and covers fundamental information of a brewery’s offerings and sometimes with a bit of history is thrown in. If you can see past the clunky and inconsistent formatting, (this is a self published book) and get to the ‘meat and potatoes’, then you will really find a lot of great information from this guide. If you’re planning any beer related trip in British Columbia, . . . → Read More: Beers of British Columbia
Wrangler Rating: (Excellent)
Abbatiale Triple is brewed by Brasserie des Sources in St-Amand les Eaux in northern France, and scored gold medals at the Paris beer competition in 2006 and 2008; now let’s see how it scores with me!
The cool packaging is the first thing you notice when you approach the beer shelf at your favourite local specialty ‘beertique’. With a white ceramic bottle, cork and a cage it makes me want to investigate further. As I draw nearer the bright golden label reads ‘Abbatiale Triple Blonde, 7% ABV 50cl 6-12°c, refermented in bottle, delicately flavoured with juniper berries, . . . → Read More: Abbatiale Triple (Brasserie des Sources)
Wrangler Rating: (Outstanding)
The Spanish term ‘Inedit’ which means ‘Never Been Done Before’ is the given name that graces the label of this delicious brew from Estrella Damm Brewery of Barcelona, Spain. A collaboration between the team at the critically acclaimed elBulli Restaurant and the Brewmasters at Estrella Damm, this beer claims to be the first crafted specifically to be served with food. A skillful blend of lager and wheat ale styles, it uses 100% natural ingredients with a combination of water, hops, wheat, and spices that has yielded a fantastically refreshing and drinkable beer.
The complex aroma with . . . → Read More: Estrella Damm Inedit
The Beer Wrangler and Wranglerette would like to introduce a new contributor to the site who is just known as “Brewlord”. He has a professional background in restaurant management, running the floor in successful and busy hotspots in Whistler, Vancouver and on The Island. He is a craft beer enthusiast as well as a wine buff, with stints as a sommelier and mixologist in Whistler. He has also worked behind the scenes in the restaurant world as an entremetier and garde manger… so loves to pair food with the best brews. He can now be found advising customers on . . . → Read More: Welcoming a new contributor – Brewlord