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 1,700 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, 12 April 2013

Wetherspoons, International Real Ale Festival 2013

Wetherspoons, International Real Ale Festival 2013, 3rd to the 21st of April.

Well I got there for just the one day but managed to sample seven new beers.

Banks’s, Cereal Thriller from England

Banks’s, Cereal Thriller, England

4.0% cloudy gold colour with a good head, citrus hop aroma, citrus grapefruit taste.

Moorhouses, Amber Rambler from England

Moorhouses, Amber Rambler, England

4.8% amber colour with a thin head, caramel malt aroma, bitter with a slight toffee taste.

Corfu Ionian, Coffee Porter from Corfu Greece

Corfu Ionian, Coffee Porter, Greece (Corfu)

4.5% deep ruby red colour with a good head, sweet roast malt aroma, smooth mild roast malt taste, very nice the bast beer I have had from Greece.

Brains, Willy Nilly from Wales

Brains, Willy Nilly, Wales

4.0% amber colour with a good head, malt aroma, bitter malt and hop taste, nice bitter.

Thwaites Daniels Hammer from England

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5.0% hazy gold colour with a thin head, citrus hop aroma, hoppy grapefruit taste.

Ruddles, Best from England

Ruddles, Best, England

3.7% pale amber colour with a good head, a good everyday bitter aroma and taste.

Orkney, 1878, Scotland

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5.5% amber colour with a good head, hoppy aroma and a very hoppy taste.