Only four trips out this month, so unsurprisingly, the contenders for beer of the month are all bottles sampled at home.
First up we have Oyster Ale by Mersea Island Brewery:-
This is a lovely slice of excellence from Essex. Hops, dark malts, and smoothness all combine to make a very nice winter pint.
Next we come to Silver Dollar by Tyne Bank Brewery, which was picked up during a trip to Booths in Settle:-
I said a hop, hop, hop – a good grapefruit hit here and better than many IPAs. Very good indeed.
Next up we have Revisionist Rye Pale Ale which is made for Tesco by Marston’s:-
What’s wrong with this picture? There is no way on this earth that this is a pale but it is super hoppy, which is why it appears in this list. I am a total hop head if you’ve not worked that out yet.
And so we come to our winner, this West Coast Pale Ale from Renegade Brewery
This was the best one from the Good Food show. Luckily I bought a case of all of their beers. A super hop hammer hit on this one #hophammertime – definitely one for hop heads and a worthy winner!