A Love for Craft Beer

Something I love almost as much as sneakers is craft beer. From the age of 18 I have tried different beers and none of them have really stuck to me or if  I do begin to like them I soon stop. For a long time I stuck to Budweiser but now I try to avoid that at all costs, if I do get any mainstream beer I tend to go for a Coors light now but when I see that there this a craft beer on offer 9 times out of 10 that is what I go for.

It used to be pretty difficult to walk into a pub or supermarket and pick up a decent craft beer but lately there are some fantastic options out there that are much easier to access. The supermarkets are stocking a lot more of a range of beers with Tesco being on of the best in my opinion, but the rest are definitely starting to catch them up. There are even pubs & shops starting to pop up that just specialise in the craft beer sector which is absolutely fantastic to see as it certainly brings different breweries to your attention.

I am enjoying craft beer so much that I now have a constant stock in the house so if I ever fancy a drink I don't have to worry about not having anything in and can just reach into the fridge/cupboard for one of my favourites or one I fancy trying out.

So here are the beers I currently have in the cupboard at home that I always make sure I am stocked up on or that I have been given by family to try...

I first picked this up from B&M as it was under £1 and WOW I am so glad I did as I absolutely love it. You will see a bit of a theme throughout this post as I definitely try to opt for the more citrus tastes but for the price of this it is absolutely fantastic. It definitely goes down very easily and is a 5.6% vol beer. 

Brewdog is actually one of the breweries that first got me into these types of beers so I am always wanting to try more of their beers. In the cupboard I currently have the New England IPA which is a collaboration between Brewdog and Cloudwater who are a brewery I definitely want to try more of. I am still to try this beer but it is a 6.8% IPA and I think it might be the next one I try.

I also have the Brewdog Quench Quake in the cupboard, this was a purchase from my auntie and uncle and again I cant wait to try this one. Again this is another citrus beer which is why they got me this and it is a 4.6% beer so no doubt this will go down nice and easy too.

Vocation Life & Death is the very first IPA I actually tried, we all went out as a family and ended up in a pub that only really sold this type of beer, wine and cider so I picked this one out of the line up and absolutely loved it. Again this is another citrus beer and is 6.5%, this is actually the only Vocation beer I have tried but in the future I will definitely be trying more.

Another couple of cans from my auntie and uncle, these 2 are exclusive to Aldi and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for this breweries IPA's in the future. I had the Rubus Grapefruit a few weeks ago and it is up there with one of my favourites I have had in the past year. I liked the grapefruit one so much I am really looking forward to trying the Belgian style one. The grapefruit IPA is a 5.5% beer and the Belgian style one is 5.7%.

I think I have had one beer from Magic Rock Brewing before but I honestly don't remember which one it was. I found this one in Tesco and as soon as I saw the can said the word citrus on it I picked it up, this beer is only a 3.9% one and should go down very easily

Another Aldi pick up from my auntie and uncle was this limited edition Small Batch Brewery orange infused pale ale. I have seen mixed reviews about this one so I will definitely be giving this one a go soon I just hope you can taste the orange in this. This is a 4.2% beer.

For Christmas my sister and my auntie both ended up getting me a Stormtrooper each due to the fact I love Star Wars. I definitely need to get drinking these and I am looking forward to giving them a go. There is the Lightspeed Pilsner which is 4.2% and comes in a 500ml bottle then there is the Galactic pale ale which is a 330ml can and is also 4.2%. I am really looking forward to trying the  pale ale because yes you guessed it the can has the word citrus on it.

I definitely want to start posting more about some of my other loves on this blog such as craft beer, Gin, Whisky and Rum so if you are interested in that kind of stuff definitely keep checking back. Also if you have any suggestions of posts you would like to see surrounding these topics please let me know especially if you want to know more about any of these beers. 

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