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.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Since the last post

I have had plenty of beers since the last post but as people are not looking at the blogs, what is the point of me writing about them, it was mainly the photos that I was collecting anyway.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Part Two, Fishermans Arms Beer Fest, Easter 2018

Here are the second half of the beers I tried at The Fishermans Arms Beer Festival on Easter Sunday. See the blog before this one for an explanation.

Consett Ale Works, Consett English Pale Ale from England

Consett Ale Works, Consett English Pale Ale, England

3.8% gold in colour with a thin head, not much aroma, dry and hoppy taste.

Taylor Illingworth, Blast Furnace, from England

Taylor Illingworth, Blast Furnace, England

4.1% deep amber in colour with a good head, a nice aroma and a good bitter taste.

Three Brothers, The Experimentals #7 Vanilla Latte from England

Three Brothers, The Experimentals #7 Vanilla Latte, England

4.8% amber in colour with a good head, supposed to be coffee in there but I didn't get any although it was a nice bitter.

Camerons, Sanctuary from England

Camerons, Sanctuary, England

3.8% gold in colour with a thin head, hoppy aroma and a dry hoppy taste.

Roundhill, Chocolate Orange Slug from England

Roundhill, Chocolate Orange Slug, England

4.8% dark brown in colour with a good head, a nice porter aroma and a slight orange porter taste.

Three Brothers, Under the Thumb from England

Three Brothers, Under the Thumb, England

3.9% gold in colour with a nice head, a citrus aroma and a bitter citrus flowery taste.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Part One, Fishermans Arms Beer Fest, Easter 2018

The Fishermans Arms Beer Festival was on for all four days this Easter, unfortunately I could only make it there on the Sunday. The selection was very good and I liked most of them, the reason I have to do two blogs is the amount of beers I tried. The reason I could try so many in such a short time was by having 1/3 of pints, three at a time (as usual there), here is an old photo.

The Fish Beer Festival

On the Sunday when we where there, we joined in with the quiz with our Mick and Brenda and one or two others. Amazingly we won, although I have no idea what happened to the winnings.

Yard of Ale, Egg-stra Yard from England

Yard of Ale, Egg-stra Yard, England

4.5% gold in colour with a nice head, bit of a citrus aroma and a fruity taste.

Yard of Ale, Black as Owt from England

Yard of Ale, Black as Owt, England

4.2% black in colour with a good head, a nice smooth stout, I am enjoying some of these new stouts.

Durham, White Stout from England

Durham, White Stout, England

7.2% gold in colour with a good head, not much aroma and the taste was bitter and hoppy.

Taylor Illingworth, Cast House from England

Taylor Illingworth, Cast House, England

4.4% brown in colour with a good head, it had a nice aroma and taste a very good brown ale.

Back Wolf, ROK from Scotland

Back Wolf, ROK, Scotland

4.0% light amber in colour with a good head, not much aroma but a nice bitter taste.

Bradfield, Farmers Plum Bitter from England

Bradfield, Farmers Plum Bitter, England

4.4% amber in colour with a nice head, there was some sweetness in the aroma and taste but was it plumb? It was a decent bitter though.

Lord's, The Bandon Car from England

Lord's, The Bandon Car, England

4.8% dark brown in colour with a good head, another good porter/stout, sweet and slightly smoky malt taste.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

More of the few Bottles from March, 2018

Well, there were slightly more bottles for March than I thought, so I have had to do another blog to fit the last three in.

Sharp's, Seven Souls from England

Sharp's, Seven Souls, England Sharp's, Seven Souls, England

5.4% deep amber in colour with a nice head, a chocolate and liquorice aroma and a similar taste.

Thornbridge, Tzara from England

Thornbridge, Tzara, England Thornbridge, Tzara, England

4.8% gold in colour with a poor head, a fruity malt aroma and quite a refreshing taste.

Thornbridge, Lukas from England

Thornbridge, Lukas, England Thornbridge, Lukas, England

4.2% gold in colour with a thin head, a citrusy aroma and a hoppy taste.

The few Bottles from March, 2018

As we were away for a lot of this month, the amount of bottles I had this month was right down but I did have plenty of Drafts and Cans. So I will try and get all of the bottles into this one blog.

Flensburger, Gold from Germany

Flensburger, Gold, Germany Flensburger, Gold, Germany

4.8% gold in colour with a thin head, not too much aroma and the taste is like a good lager.

Löwenbräu, Original from Germany

Löwenbräu, Original, Germany Löwenbräu, Original, Germany

5.2% gold in colour with a nice head, some malt in the aroma, an ordinary but drinkable German beer.

Cottage Delight, Bull**** Beer from England

Cottage Delight, Bull**** Beer, England Cottage Delight, Bull**** Beer, England

4.5% gold in colour with a nice head, a hop aroma and a hop taste.

Cottage Delight, Piggin Drunk from England

Cottage Delight, Piggin Drunk, England Cottage Delight, Piggin Drunk, England

5.0% a gold colour with a poor head, a malty aroma and a malt and hop taste.

Cottage Delight, Old Farts, England

Cottage Delight, Old Farts, England Cottage Delight, Old Farts, England

4.8% amber in colour with a good head, a malty aroma and a nice malt taste.

De Molen, Licht & Lustig from Holland

De Molen, Licht & Lustig, Holland De Molen, Licht & Lustig, Holland

4.5% gold in colour with a thin head, citrus aroma and citrus fruit taste.

Monday, 2 April 2018

March trip to Durham, 2018

A few days after our trip to York, we went up to Durham for a couple of days and had quite a few beers there as well.

Camerons, Brown Dog from England

Camerons, Brown Dog, England

4.3% brown in colour with a good head, nice malt aroma and a brown malty taste.

Bone Machine, Skeleton Party from England

Bone Machine, Skeleton Party, England

5.2% slightly cloudy yellow in colour with a thin head, hops in the aroma and the taste.

Wild Beer, Millionaire from England

Wild Beer, Millionaire, England

4.7% black in colour with a nice head, a roast malt aroma and a slightly sweet roast malt taste.

Durham, White Gold from England

Durham, White Gold, England

4,0% gold colour with a good head, citrus lemon aroma, dry refreshing grapefruit taste.

J W Lees, Game On from England

J W Lees, Game On, England

4.2% amber in colour with a thin head, some fruit in the aroma and a caramel and malt taste.

Salopian, Bertza from England

Salopian, Bertza, England

5.5% black in colour with a good head, some chocolate in the aroma and a nice slightly sweet roast malt taste

March trip to York, Two, 2018

Continuing on from March trip to York, One, 2018, here is the second part of our trip.

Part Two

Abbeydale, Daily Bread from England

Abbeydale, Daily Bread, England

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

Brass Castle, Emergency Bitter from England

Brass Castle, Emergency Bitter, England

3.9% amber in colour with a good head, a malt aroma and a malt and toffee bitter taste.

Turning Point, Lucid Dream from England

Turning point, Lucid Dream, England

5.0% black in colour with a good head, roast malt aroma, a nice sweet malt taste.

Ainsty Ales, Angel on the Green from England

Ainsty Ales, Angel on the Green, England.

Drank in, The Angel on the Green, York

4.0% gold in colour with a nice head, fruity hoppy aroma, with a hoppy taste.

Sonnet 43, This Time to Me from England

Sonnet 43, This Time to Me, England

4.5% brown in colour with a good head, malt and caramel aroma, a nice roasted malt taste.

Brew York, Ragnar's Revenge from England

Brew York, Ragnar's Revenge, England

4.5% deep amber in colour with a good head, sweet malty aroma, a bitter taste, not bad.