Category Archives: England

“Old Speckled Hen” Ale

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml canMorland Brewing – http://www.oldspeckledhen.co.uk/Bury St. Edmunds, England Happy Christmas!  You know, as I visit some 350 web sites for the beers I drink, I’m getting a bit tired of entering my birthday.  I’m over 21 (U.S.), … Continue reading

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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleWells and Young’s Brewing Company – http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/Bedford, England Today we focus on the heritage of Charles Young, the other half of the 2006 merger that formed England’s largest “family owned” brewery.  This one is much more … Continue reading

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Wells IPA

5% alc./vol., 500 ml canWells and Young’s Brewing Company – http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/Bedford, England It’s from the heart of England, but it’s heading straight to the liver of James.  Wells seems to have hit the mark on this one, albeit a rather … Continue reading

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Fuller’s Golden Pride Strong Ale

8.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleFuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. – http://www.fullers.co.uk/London, England Here’s a pretty powerful Pride, like drinking two London Pride in one glass.  If you’re in a hurry, maybe that’s what you need.  Ah, but a stronger beer … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug! Christmas Cheer Ale

5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.wychwood.co.uk/Witney, England I’m getting mixed messages from this beer’s name, but I think I’ll stay with the “Bah Humbug!” sentiment and not the “Cheer” sentiment.  The label tasting notes describe it as “beer … Continue reading

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Fuller’s Past Masters XX Strong Ale

7.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleFuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. – http://www.fullers.co.uk/London, England I’m stealing this from the bottle notes:  “Since 1845, every Fuller’s Head Brewer has kept a hand written book of brews.  The Past Masters series uses this precious … Continue reading

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Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale

6.0% alc./vol., 550 ml bottleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) – http://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/Tadcaster, England It’s threatening to snow in Ottawa, so I’m drinking a special winter brew from Mr. Smith.  This brewer remains devoted to old-fashioned tools and techniques.  As part of … Continue reading

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Wychcraft Blonde Ale

4.5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleMarston’s PLC – http://www.wychwood.co.uk/Witney, England “Hwicce” is an Old English word for trunk or chest…maybe a sacred one.  Back in the year 700 or so, when England was dozens upon dozens of warring tribes, the Hwicce … Continue reading

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Worcester Sorcerer Ale

4.3% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleSadler’s Ales – http://www.sadlersales.co.uk/Stourbridge, England Worcester is about 35 km south of Stourbridge, but of course I had to look up online both towns and that distance to be able to say that.  Speaking of being … Continue reading

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Wells Banana Bread Beer

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleWells and Young’s Brewing Company – http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/Bedford, England Just when you think you’ve had a beer with every adjunct imaginable, along comes something to prove you wrong.  Seriously, this beer contains bananas.  It smells a bit … Continue reading

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