Portly Eats | Beef Rib | The Grain and Hop Store, Cambridge

A few weeks back I ventured to The Grain and Hop Store for dinner and couple of beers.  The Grain and Hop Store has a wide range of craft beers and regular beers on tap for you to work your way through at your leisure. Unfortunately that evening I was driving, so I was relegated…

Portly Drinks | New England IPA | Adnams

This has to be one of my favourite beers I have discovered and been shown recently. The New England IPA from Adnams is a cloudy and very citrusy beer made using the Citra Hop and a couple of others. It comes in at 6% and is VERY quaffable. It has lots of fruity flavours and…

Portly Drinks | Dry Hopped Lager | Adnams, Southwold

I don’t normally like lager, if I do drink it, it’s normally in summer and served ice cold. However, with the new craft beer scene rising steadily in the UK I’ve found Adnams Dry Hopped Lager. This golden lager has a wonderful (as the name suggests) hoppy flavour using Galaxy Hops. The beer has slight…

Portly Drinks | Adnams | Adnams Brewery, Southwold, UK

The other week I was taken on a magical mystery tour across the Suffolk countryside to the sideside town of Southwold, home of the Adnams Brewery.  I have to say from the off that this tour was one of the best I have ever been on and our guide was unbelievably knowledgeable and in my…

Portly Drinks | Gamma Ray American Pale Ale | Beavertown Brewery

Gamma Ray is this week’s addition to Portly Drinks, I had it a few weeks ago in a Vegan Restaurant Stem and Glory in Cambridge. I’m already a fan of Beavertown, being a particularly partial to their ‘Neck Oil’ brew. Gamma Ray is a wonderful session beer, that as they say at Beavertown ‘You can…

Portly Drinks | Rapture Red Hop Ale | Magic Rock Brewery

This week’s drink comes from Magic Rock Brewery up in Huddersfield.  It’s a deeply hoppy red ale which uses a combination of 5 malts and 6 different types of hops to create a flavourful and full bodied ale coming in at a reasonable 4.6%. Magic Rock was founded by two brothers and their brewer mate,…

Portly Drinks | Clean Water Lager | Brewgooder

Craft beer has exploded in recent months and I must say I’m loving it.  You really cannot beat a refreshing quality beer.  We start this new series with a particularly good beer. Good on two levels as well. Not only does Clean Water Lager taste fantastically refreshing with its subtle hoppy notes, unique to the…