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.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Missed these from the end of June

I found these three that I had missed from June, not sure how I missed them, maybe it's something to do with beer. 

Flavourly / First Chop, Win from England

Flavourly / First Chop, Win, England

4.8% gold in colour with a thin head, malt and hop aroma and a malt taste. 

Flavourly / Loch Lomond, Electric Cafe from Scotland

Flavourly / Loch Lomond, Electric Cafe, Scotland

4.0% gold in colour with a thin head, dry hop aroma and taste.

Brewdog, Hazy Jane from Scotland

Brewdog, Hazy Jane, Scotland

5.0% cloudy yellow in colour with a thin head, fruity aroma and a bitter hop taste. 

Monday, 13 July 2020

The rest of June

Well I haven't had many new beers at all during the second half of June, in fact I can only find two. 

Since the last post we have been out twice, we visited our daughter and family for a takeaway in the back garden and had a BBQ around Dave and Claire's. We also had a BBQ in our back garden with Nicole, Tim and the girls. But other than that, nothing at all.

It is now the second week in July and have still had no new beers, maybe I will try something new tonight. 

Flavourly / First Chop, USA from England

Flavourly / First Chop, USA, EnglandFlavourly / First Chop, USA, England

4.5% haze gold in colour with a good head, a citrus hop aroma and a bitter dry hop taste. 

Flavourly / Fourpure, Geyser from England

Flavourly / Fourpure, Geyser, EnglandFlavourly / Fourpure, Geyser, England

4.2% gold in colour with a thin head, mild hoppy aroma and the taste is a slightly fizzy hop.

And here is the family having a drink before the BBQ.

(87) Finally meeting up with the family

Monday, 15 June 2020

Early June 2020

Still not going out at all, I see that the Caravan and Motorhome Club sites are reopening soon but I will not be going just yet. 

I am still not getting through many new beers but I do have a few to mention here. With deliveries from supermarkets I have been getting top up beers, mainly Speckled Hen and Hobgoblin, very nice.

Petrus, Aged Red from Belgium.

Petrus, Aged Red, BelgiumPetrus, Aged Red, Belgium

8.5% made a mistake with this one, I just thought it was an aged beer but it was even worse it was also a fruit beer, although Dot liked it and drank it for me.

Uiltje, Sunshine? Yes Please from Holland

Uiltje, Sunshine? Yes Please, HollandUiltje, Sunshine? Yes Please, Holland

3.6% hazy gold in colour with a thin head, hoppy aroma and taste.

Beavertown, Neck Oil Session IPA from England

Beavertown, Neck Oil Session IPA, England
4.3% hazy gold in colour with a thin head, very low in aroma, with a strange taste but not very strong. 

Hatherwood, Hop Hunter Session IPA from England

Hatherwood, Hop Hunter Session IPA, EnglandHatherwood, Hop Hunter Session IPA, England
4.4% gold in colour with a thin head, a sweet hop aroma and a slightly watery mild hop taste.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Slow with new beers in May

Well with all that is going on with the Virus and not going out anywhere, I have been mainly drinking beers that I can get by ordering in online. Also if I am stuck in, I may as well have beers I like and not just be trying beers just for fun, I can get back to that later.

We did get out one day last week, we did the six people in a garden thing and met up with family for a takeaway. We stayed away from each other and used different toilets but we had a good time. It was Nicole and Tim's twentieth anniversary at the weekend but we could not meet up then, we had to wait a couple of days for the rules to change. 

Although it looks like the vast majority of the other dozy British public just ignored all of this. As I write this, the amount of Covid-19 cases are still dropping but I will be surprised if it continues to drop.

I have managed a few new beers though, I do still have plenty in the fridge but I am taking it easy with them. So here are the last few from last month, May.

Atlas Brewing, Wayfarer from England

Atlas Brewing, Wayfarer, England

4.4% gold in colour with a nice head, hop and malt aroma and the taste was quite good.

Atlas Brewing, Nimbus from England
Atlas Brewing, Nimbus, England
5.0% deep gold in colour with a nice head, a nice hop and malt aroma, with a mild hop taste. 

Loch Lomond, Strange Days from Scotland

4.5% hazy gold in colour with a thin head, a nice hop aroma, the taste was mild but nice.

By The Horns, Levitate from England

By The Horns, Levitate, England By The Horns, Levitate, England

5.0% slightly hazy pale amber in colour, a hop aroma, a nice dry bitter malt taste. 

Lock Lomond, Come On Pilgrim from Scotland

Lock Lomond, Come On Pilgrim, Scotland Lock Lomond, Come On Pilgrim, Scotland

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Beer with a Zoom day

On Wednesday afternoon we had a Zoom meet, it was supposed to be for a BBQ but was mainly to meet up and have a drink with friends. This went on from 14:30 to around 20:30 with plenty of drinks and three of them where new beers to me.

Bad Co, The Shy Retirer from England

Bad Co, The Shy Retirer, England The Sun Was Shining

2.8% slightly hazy gold in colour with a thin head, not much aroma and a hoppy taste, very weak and very easy to drink.

Moor, Revival from England

Moor, Revival, England

3.8% very cloudy yellow in colour with a poor head, hop aroma and very hoppy taste. Not good at all.

Atlas Brewing, Latitude from England

Atlas Brewing, Latitude, England BBQ time

3.9% gold in colour with a good head, hop aroma and taste but not too bad.

And there was another new beer from the day before.

Signature Brew, Roadie from England

Signature Brew, Roadie, England

4.3% slightly cloudy yellow in colour with a thin head, hoppy aroma, some malt and lots of hops in the taste.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Slow start to May

Well we are still here, the new beers are running low but I have ordered some more from the net. I did have one order not turn up, they had run out of beers but never thought to let people know. I did get my money back from them though but only after I complained that it hasn't turned up.

So I have slowed down the drinking of new beers, I think it could be a good thing though, as I am mainly drinking good beers now.

As for this lockdown, I actually went out in the car last week, we drove to ASDA, picked up a Click and Collect and drove home. I do not know how to put up with the excitement. Anyway the beers for early May are,

Naparbier, ZZ Amber Ale from Spain

Naparbier, ZZ Amber Ale, Spain Naparbier, ZZ Amber Ale, Spain

5.5% cloudy light amber in colour with a thin head, a very hoppy aroma and taste, half went down the drain.

Buxton, Buxton SPA from England

Buxton, Buxton SPA, England Buxton, Buxton SPA, England

4.1% hazy gold in colour with a thin head, a citrus hop aroma and taste.

Saison, Saison Dupont from Belgium

Saison, Saison Dupont, Belgium Saison, Saison Dupont, Belgium

6.5% hazy gold in colour with a thin head, sweet aroma, the taste was sweet hops.

Vibrant Forest, Kaleidoscope from England

Vibrant Forest, Kaleidoscope, EnglandVibrant Forest, Kaleidoscope, England

6.5% hazy amber in colour with a poor head, a fruity aroma and a bitter fruity hop taste, there was however a lot of yeast in the bottle and glass.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

The last of the Beers from April

I am getting close to being up to date with these beer reviews, I think I still have about twenty new beers to try but as we can not get out, that will be it.

These beers were all from Europe and all were quite good.

Duvel, Tripel Hop Citra from Belgium

Duvel, Tripel Hop Citra, Belgium Duvel, Tripel Hop Citra, Belgium

9.5% gold in colour with a good head, a citrus aroma and a nice bitter fruit taste, the hops was just right.

Brasserie du Pays Flamand, Anosteké Blonde from France

Brasserie du Pays Flamand, Anosteké Blonde, France Brasserie du Pays Flamand, Anosteké Blonde, France

8.0% hazy gold in colour with a nice head, some hops in the aroma and a bitter taste.

Hopfmeister, Brazilian Road Trip from Germany

Hopfmeister, Brazilian Road Trip, Germany Hopfmeister, Brazilian Road Trip, Germany

5.6% black in colour with a nice brown head, a nice dark chocolate aroma, the taste was of a good stout.

De Koninck, Triple d'Anvers from Belgium

De Koninck, Triple d'Anvers, Belgium De Koninck, Triple d'Anvers, Belgium

8.0% gold in colour with a nice head, slightly sweet aroma and a bitter sweet taste.