Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40

Thanks go out to pghlee for saving a growler of this from the recent cask at The Brick Store. He saved this for some of the stragglers that couldn’t make it on the previous day for the cask tapping. Jet black, still pour with no sign of life in terms of...

Golden Pig

From notes: Interesting brew this, mainly because it has the name and the appearance that would suggest that it is one of the infamous “Golden Ales” that have grown up in England over the last few years as dumbed down, traditional English Bitters. HOWEVER,...

Skinner’s Betty Stogs Bitter

Deliciously sessionable, simple example of an English bitter. Summer 2007 from notes – somewhere in Cornwall! Main characteristics include the biscuit malts, the smooth mouthfeel and the drinkability. This is the kind of beer that one thinks of as being typical...

Golden Seahawk

Another classic English bitter if not quite a classic in its own right. Cask offering at The Well House, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Devon, England. Summer 2007 from notes. This was offered at the end of the Real Ale Festival at the pub the week before. Very Pale, golden...

Summer Solstice

Taken from notes, Summer 2007. Drank a couple of pints of this at The Bear in Esher, Surrey with my good friend Dave – thanks Dave! Striking light colored pour that the name would suggest. Thin head. Another of the ever popular English “Golden Ales”,...