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The Best Beers I Drank In… MARCH 2017

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Oh my. Is it really almost July? How did I get so behind with these posts? I better get a move on as there was a LOT of good beer drunk in April, May and June. Watch this space. But here are the best beers I drank in March. I actually thought I’d struggle with this list as I took ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… FEBRUARY 2017

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After taking a break in December and January this regular series is back for a new year – albeit a couple of months late. March’s selection will follow shortly like a London bus. And it won’t be too long before April’s makes an appearance too! But for now here are the best beers I drank in February 2017… Cloudwater Brew Co. – ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… NOVEMBER 2016

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You can tell it’s nearly winter as you read down this list. Nine of the 13 beers I’ve selected are dark, many big winter warmers. I don’t only drink dark beers in winter, of course, and there are some amazing hoppy and sour beers on the list too. But there’s just something about a dark malty beer whilst sat in front of a ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… OCTOBER 2016

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Stoptober was originally a campaign to encourage people to quit smoking during October. In recent years though – this one in particular – it seems to be trying to stop people drinking as well. I can’t say I was tempted. Instead I visited Indy Man Beer Fest (on three of its four days), tried 26 out of the 27 collaborations at BrewDog’s ‘CollabFest’, ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… SEPTEMBER 2016

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Summer may be over now but it definitely wasn’t in September. Even in Scotland! Last months best beers mostly came from visits to Leeds Beer Festival, the 2016 Rainbow Project launch at Magic Rock Tap and a week in Scotland (Edinburgh and Aberdeen). All three trips featured amazing super sunny weather to match the beers. Almanac Beer Company – Farmer’s Reserve Citrus ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… AUGUST 2016

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I don’t know if I was tired for the whole of August, but I seem to have drank a lot of coffee beers. And five of them have made this list of best beers I drank last month. They’re all very different though, you’d never even guess one of them tasted of coffee by looking at it. There’s a couple of choices that ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… JULY 2016

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Browsing this months shortlist you’d think I didn’t go out much in July. That wasn’t the case though. There were big trips to Liverpool and London as well as plenty of nights in Manchester. It just so happens that I drank some amazing beers at home and at a bottle share with friends. Omnipollo – Bianca Raspberry Lassi Gose (3.5% ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… JUNE 2016

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After the madness of the previous few months June was actually fairly sensible. Well, by recent standards anyway. There were still lots of great beers drunk, of course. Most either at home or out in Manchester and a trip to Huddersfield. Here’s the pick of them… Great Divide Brewing Company – Old Ruffian (10.27% / Bottle @ BrewDog, Manchester) It seems like ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… MAY 2016

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I know I say this every month but never has it been truer. This post was almost impossible to write. May was just crazy for beer. I drank several hundred, many simply world class. The majority came from Cantillon’s legendary Quintessence event in Brussels. Where amongst other things I was drinking 20-year-old gueuze. And then the best four days of ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… APRIL 2016

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Partly because I had so many beers to sort through. April was a particularly hectic month and involved a lot of amazing beer. My birthday weekend, Magic Rock’s Un-Human Cannonball launch event and trips to London and Aberdeen for BrewDog’s AGM. But also because I’ve been busy so drinking even more beer in May. First at Cantillon in Belgium and then CBC in Copenhagen, but more ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… MARCH 2016

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Another month, another struggle to reduce 100’s of quality beers down to a concise list. Next month promises to be an even bigger challenge with my birthday weekend, Magic Rock’s UnHuman Cannonball launch, BrewDog’s annual AGM and a boozy trip to London on the cards. But that’s for next time, here are the best beers I drank in March. Buxton ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… FEBRUARY 2016

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I hosted a supper club in February where I matched beers to a seven-course tasting menu. Most of the beers were pretty special (click here to see them all) and could’ve easily dominated this list. But as I’m going to be writing the event up separately I decided not to include most of them here. There were a couple I ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… JANUARY 2016

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I decided to take a short break from blogging last month so didn’t add to this ongoing series. Most of the ‘Best Beers I Drank In DECEMBER 2015‘ were covered in these three posts though: Mikkeller Julepakkekalender 2015 (Advent Calendar), To Øl – To Ølekalender 2015 (Advent Calendar), The Twelve Beers Of Christmas (#12BeersofXmas). I haven’t gone in for any ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… NOVEMBER 2015

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After a ridiculous beer filled October I planned on taking it easy in November, expecting a quiet month before the Christmas madness began. But it didn’t quite turn out that way; with several visits to the likes of BrewDog, Port Street and Magic Rock Tap along with some stunning bottles, both at home and at a bottle share with a bunch ...

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The Best Beers I Drank In… OCTOBER 2015

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I’ve not counted but I almost certainly drank more beers in October 2015 than any other month of my life. Mainly because it was festival season; the month started with three days at Indy Man Beer Con and ended with two days at Salford Independent Beer Festival. There was also Bolton beer festival in between along with BrewDog’s CollabFest, and somehow lots ...

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