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Fundamentals #136 — Track x Pellicle Always Trust the Optimist West Coast IPA

Fundamentals IPA Manchester Matthew Curtis Track Brewing Co West Coast IPA

Fundamentals #136 — Track x Pellicle Always Trust the Optimist West Coast IPA

Since I started writing about beer more than a decade ago, I’ve taken every opportunity to talk about the experience that showed me that beer was more than something you simply drink and enjoy. (Although, it’s also worth reminding yourself once in a while that it very much can – and should – be.) When I tasted Odell IPA for the first time in the brewery’s taproom in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2010, it crystallised a positive feeling I’ve carried with me ever since. It’s this that keeps me enthralled with beer and its culture. But how do you carry...

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Our 2022 Big Beery Advent beers revealed

Baron Brewing Boxcar Brew Co Burning Sky DEYA Donzoko Drop Project Duration Brewing Elusive Brewing Finback Full Circle HBBAdvent Kees Newbarns Pastore Brewing & Blending Polly's Brew Co Pressure Drop Simple Things Fermentations St Mars of the Desert Sureshot The Beak Brewery Track Brewing Co Utopian Verdant

Our 2022 Big Beery Advent beers revealed

Beer #24 - Simple Things Fermentations Belgian Christmas And so to our Christmas Eve beer, the cherry on the top of our HB&B advent. Simple Things Fermentations is a small Glasgow brewery doing great things. Here in South London, STF may not have the instant name recognition of, say, a Verdant or a DEYA, but the quality of the beers speak for themselves - every one's a winner. When founder Phil kindly sent us a sample of this Belgian-style Christmas ale, we knew we'd found our Christmas Eve beverage. Lightly hopped, this is packed with all those classic Belgian flavours we love...

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The Big 2021 #HBBAdvent Mega Thread!

Alpha Delta Belgian IPA Boxcar Brew Co Brick Brewery Burnt Mill DEYA Donzoko Double IPA Drop Project Duration Brewing Elusive Brewing Floc Brewing gipsy hill HBBAdvent Imperial Stout IPA Kees Lager Moersleutel Newbarns Pale ale Pastore Brewing & Blending Polly's Brew Co Pressure Drop Rivington Brew Co Sour St Mars of the Desert Stout The Beak Brewery Track Brewing Co Verdant Villages

The Big 2021 #HBBAdvent Mega Thread!

#HBBAdvent Beer 24: Newbarns Barrel Aged Plain Dark Beer Strong Export Stout IT'S CHRISTMAS! HAVE A BLOODY GOOD ONE, Y'ALL, WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING, HOWEVER YOU CAN. WE LOVE YOU XXX       #HBBAdvent Beer 23: St Mars Of The Desert Koel It Jingly Bells IPA Jingly bells, jingly bells Koelship IPA! O what fun it is to drink On a dark December day The Deptford shop is feeling festive today, Toby and Taylor’s impromptu Christmas playlist has been flinging between the sublime (The Waitresses, Jona Lewie) and the melancholy (Sufjan Stevens, Bright Eyes) to the absurd (William Shatner). SMOD’s...

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Fundamentals #94 — Track Down Is The New Up New England IPA

IPA Manchester Matthew Curtis New England IPA Track Brewing Co

Fundamentals #94 — Track Down Is The New Up New England IPA

Sometimes I’ll try and convince myself that I’m bored of NEIPA. That, somehow, I’m better than it. That my taste has become too sophisticated, my palate transcending to a plane far beyond the physical realm where I sit and enjoy my crispy lagers, while leaving the proletariat to their juice. But there’s always a beer to draw me back in and remind me that when done well, like any beer style, NEIPA can be delicious. And, holy shit, this bad boy, Down is the New Up from Manchester’s Track Brew Co, ticks all the boxes. Then it grabs someone else's paper and ticks...

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The Beer Lover's Table: Persimmon, Prosciutto & Burrata Toast with Track Brewing Sonoma Pale Ale

Beer Lover's Table Claire Bullen Pale ale Track Brewing Co

The Beer Lover's Table: Persimmon, Prosciutto & Burrata Toast with Track Brewing Sonoma Pale Ale

We tend to think of citrus - palm-sized clementines, sweet tangerines, piquant blood oranges - as winter's bounty. But too often we overlook the persimmon. Similar in size and hue to an orange, persimmons are honeyed and decadent, jammy with sugar when at their peak stage of ripeness. The ancient Greeks thought of them as the food of the gods,and little wonder why. I came up with this recipe when seeking a use for almost-but-not-quite-ripe persimmons (when fully ready, they redden, turn heavy with juice, and look almost bruised). I used hachiya persimmons, which are tall and heart-shaped, where fuyu...

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