Free Beer

An interesting concept, here's the official line from the brewery web site; "FREE BEER (version 3.2) is an open source beer! And if you are wondering what that means keep reading. The recipe and branding of FREE BEER is published under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-ShareAlike2.5). This gives permission for anyone to use the recipe or create a derivative to brew their own FREE BEER and to use the design and branding. FREE BEER (version 3.2) from St. Austell Brewery is based on classic...

St. Austell Tribute Premium Cornish Ale

This beer was absolutely EVERYWHERE I went in Devon & Cornwall in the Summer of 2007. I drank it on several visits to loads of different pubs. It was mildly depressing that it was so available since it gave the impression that the St. Austell Brewery had become the BMC of the South West. I suppose, since the beer was so solidly good, that was not really such a bad thing! Standard amber pour with a nice looking bone-white head. Good lace. There's really not much to say about this beer other...

Proper Job

The phrase "Proper Job" is a Cornish one meaning "good job" or "well done". My Cornish father would use it all the time when I was growing up. Proper Job the beer, is a relatively strong English IPA. Plenty of hop character here from the the nose all the way through to the finish. despite this it's a pretty light drinker in the tradition on English IPA's. Some grapefruit in the nose and simple, biscuit malts back up the hop profile. I really go the most from this beer when I drank it when...