In my pursuit of making an ever more sour beer trying to push the P.H. down. I ended up making the smelliest beer. It has a strong aroma of blue cheese and possibly vomit. I remember when I was kegging it and Natasha said to me ‘what the hell is the smell? Is that your beer. Are you seriously going to drink that.’ Apart from the pungent aroma the beer is still not great as has some medicinal flavours, but it is pretty source around 3.2 P.H. Its drinkable but only just. I recently entered this beer into a homebrew […]
Three years in the making (Flanders Red)
Flanders Red style has been my favourite style ever since I tasted Rodenbach Grand Cru. I have always wanted to brew this style well to do it justice. After reading about it I found it can be a trick style to brew and can take over two years to full mature. In terms of time and space this beer is a real investment. If you mess it up you might no truly know until a year or two into its maturation. Classically this beer is normally a blend between younger and older foeders to get the correct flavour profile. I do […]
Copenhagen Beer Celebration
I managed to get two amazing experiences in one 30th birthday celebration this time it was CBC. The visit to CBC was more fortuitous than anything it happened to fall at the right time when we were in Europe and thanks to Mikkel we managed to get tickets we did try to get them online the day of the sale but they had sold out in 5 minutes. So armed with two tickets for the final session on Saturday afternoon we were ready.
BEST EVER BEER BAR: Warpigs
Quick disclaimer: we visited this place over a year ago. I wrote the story so I thought it was worth posting. The post has not been edited by Natasha, so it may just be the ramblings of a Dyslexic madman. Ok that is a pretty strong statement to start this post off with and over the next few paragraphs, I will try to back up that statement. For a start off the bar is located in Copenhagen’s meat packing district, which is not code for Gay villiage it is actual a district where they use to process and pack meat. […]
The Grove and The Rover
We visited the best ever craft beer bars on our holiday, and yes, you see these ‘best ever’ stories everywhere, but I will attempt to justify my claims. The Grove in Huddersfield and The Rover in Gothenburg in Sweden are separated by 1,200km as the crow flies, yet if it was possible, it would make an epic pub crawl. Each bar boasts a 30-strong tap list with a healthy selection of bottled beers from all over the world. Each place also brings in a good selection of local beers. The Grover stocks a number of Magic Rock beers from their […]
Craft Beer Week
The Singapore Craft Beer Week is back after a two year hiatus and will be taking place between 24th-31st of October. Like the last edition a few years ago, this one has been organized by Charles Guerrier of Evolve Beverages – he also brought Oosters The Belgian Beer bar to Singapore. So if you are free next week, try to drop down for the many events happening during the week. A full list of events are on their webpage for more information. Beer Can Lah’s also getting involved in the Craft Beer Week. We’re presenting Can Lah! A talk on why canned beers […]
Cloning Omnipollo Fatamorgana
I don’t often make clones. I prefer to take ideas from beers I’ve tasted and design my own. But this time I did, because Elijah Toh from Applehops is bringing this to Singapore at the end of the month. He suggested the homebrewers in Singapore try to clone it as their brewers Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin had put the recipe up on Facebook. I thought, why not? It uses a lot of hops, including Citra, so it seemed like it would turn out to be something I would drink. The only concern I have is that the first clone […]
Who is Francis Khoo?
So just two weeks ago, I broke the story about Little Island Brewing Co. on Time Out Singapore and on this blog. One question that lingered though, was about its owner, Francis Khoo, and his involvement and passion for craft beer. Good Beer Company/Smith Street Taps’ Daniel Goh messaged me after the story went up to tell me that he was a regular at the Taps and that ‘he didn’t pop out of the blue’, and Eris V Andal from Thirsty in Holland Village left a comment on Craft Beer Lovers that Francis had been around to Thirsty. ‘He is very enthusiastic, […]
Five things you wanted to know about Singapore’s newest microbrewery
Yupp, you’ve heard right. Singapore’s getting its 13th brewery when Little Island Brewing Co. opens next week. This one has been set up all the way on the eastern tip of the island at Changi Village, and I had a chance to pop by on Monday to go have a look around while they put the finishing touches on their sprawling, industrial-looking space. I wrote about their food and the beers they’ll serve when they first open for the blog at work, and you can read about it at this link. For you geeks interested in the beer though, I picked up […]
Cantillion Brewery Visit
For my 30th birthday, I was lucky enough to visit the Cantillon Brewery in Brussels. They’ve been my favourite brewery for a long time – I’m hooked on sours and they make the best out there.