If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 2,000 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Yet Another Local Small Pub

There seems to be about four of these newish small bars in Billingham, this is the third one we visited and it is the oldest one. The Green Hops had been open for a couple of years now, I just never got around to visiting it before.

First we visited the one from last week, The Porky Pint but they had no new beers, although last night they did.

Timothy Taylor's, Knowle Spring from England

Timothy Taylor's, Knowle Spring, England

4.2% gold in colour with a nice head, slightly fruity aroma and a nice not too hoppy taste.

The new beer I got in the The Green Hops was

Sharp's, Sea Fury from England

Sharp's, Sea Fury, England

5.0% amber in colour with a good head, malty aroma and a slightly sweet nice taste.

Devon Trip, The last few

Well here are the last few of the beers I bought in Devon, I think that is around twenty two in total but I could be wrong.

Summerskills, Devon Dew from England

Summerskills, Devon Dew, England Summerskills, Devon Dew, England

4.7% light amber in colour with a good head, nice aroma and a nice mild bitter taste, it was very nice.

Summerskills, Bolt Head, England Summerskills, Bolt Head, England

4.7% amber in colour with a good head, spicy aroma and a nice bitter taste.

Salcombe, Seahorse from England

Salcombe, Seahorse, England Salcombe, Seahorse, England

4.4% light amber in colour with a good head, nice aroma, it had a light amber taste.

Salcombe, Shingle Bay from England

Salcombe, Shingle Bay, England Salcombe, Shingle Bay, England

4.2% gold in colour with a thin head, malt aroma and a bitter taste.

Salcombe, Devon Amber from England

Salcombe, Devon Amber, England Salcombe, Devon Amber, England

3.8% amber in colour with a thin head, it had a nice amber aroma and taste

Monday, 14 August 2017

Devon Trip, Day Seven

Moving on to day seven I had a few this day.

Teignworthy, Beachcomber from England

Teignworthy, Beachcomber, England Teignworthy, Beachcomber, England

4.5% gold in colour with a poor head, low in aroma with a nice but fizzy taste.

Teignworthy, Old Moggie from England

Teignworthy, Old Moggie, England Teignworthy, Old Moggie, England

4.6% amber in colour with a thin head, bit of a sweet aroma and a good taste

South Hams, Stumble Bee from England

South Hams, Stumble Bee, England

4.2% hazy amber in colour with a good head, malty aroma with a hint of honey, malty citrus taste.

Teignworthy, Gun Dog from England

Teignworthy, Gun Dog, England Teignworthy, Gun Dog, England

4.3% dark amber in colour with a thin head, fruity malt aroma, nice bitter taste.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Devon Trip, Day Four / Five / Six

The amount of new beers was drying up slightly, I was however drinking repeats.

South Hams Brewery, Eddystone from England

South Hams Brewery, Eddystone, England South Hams Brewery, Eddystone, England

4.8% gold in colour with a thin head, not much aroma, not much taste but not bad to drink.

Salcombe, Lifesaver from England

Salcombe, Lifesaver, England Salcombe, Lifesaver, England

4.8% amber in colour with a thin head, sweet aroma and a bitter sweet taste.

I also had a glass of Bud in the resteraunt

Sigillum Civium De Bubiwoyz or Budweiser, Budvar Lager from the Czech Republic

Sigillum Civium De Bubiwoyz

5.0% gold in colour with a thin head, sweet malt aroma, sweet malt taste, slightly over carbonated, but not bad.

Hunter's, Pheasant Plucker from England

Hunter's, Pheasant Plucker, England Hunter's, Pheasant Plucker, England

4.3% deep amber in colour with a nice head, not much aroma but a nice taste.

This is an older photo from our last visit I think but I had one on this day.

Otter, Otter Ale from England

52 beers 5 - 50, Otter, Otter Ale, England

4.5% deep amber colour with a thin head, rich malt aroma, bitter caramel taste.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Devon Trip, Day Three

Day three of our trip to Devon, these are only the new beers I had that day, not that that isn't enough.

South Hams Brewery, Devon Pride from England

South Hams Brewery, Devon Pride, England South Hams Brewery, Devon Pride, England

3.8% amber in colour with a nice head, a caramel aroma and a caramel taste.

South Hams Brewery, Wild Blonde from England

South Hams Brewery, Wild Blonde, England South Hams Brewery, Wild Blonde, England

4.4% gold in colour with a good head, sweet fruity aroma, fruity low hop taste very nice.

Bays, Topsail from England

Bays, Topside, England

4.0% gold in colour with a nice head, it had a reasonable aroma and taste bur nothing special

Devon Trip, Day Two

On the second day of our holiday, we were really in Devon, and I had a couple more beers than the day before. Although they were mainly bottled beers from the local shop but we did have one in the pub there.

Otter, Start Bay Bitter from England

Otter, Start Bay Bitter, England

3.6% amber in colour with a thin head, not much aroma, nice bitter taste.

Hunter's, Devon Dreamer from England

Hunter's, Devon Dreamer, England Hunter's, Devon Dreamer, England

4.1% amber in colour with a good head, not much aroma but it had a different taste.

Hunter's, Half Bore from England

Hunter's, Half Bore, England Hunter's, Half Bore, England

4.0% amber in colour with a good head, sweet aroma and a nice mild taste.

Hunter's, Hunters Premium from England

Hunter's, Hunters Premium, England Hunter's, Hunters Premium, England

4.8% amber in colour with a good head, sweet aroma and a nice bitter taste.

Devon Trip, First Day

Our resent trip to Devon will have to be split into several blogs, so the first one, it will have to be what I drank on the way down. We stayed the first night in Tewkesbury on the way down and had a couple in Spoons but as it was raining and we were tired there was only the two.

Great Western, Old Higby from England

Great Western, Old Higby, England

4.8% deep amber in colour with a nice head, not much aroma but some hops, nice bitter taste.

Battledown, 4 Kings from England

Battledown, 4 Kings, England

7.2% gold in colour with a thin head, fruity aroma and a sweet alcohol taste.