Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Top Ten Blondes in 2007

Looking back over a year of memorable beer festivals and some classic ale I have put together a list of my top ten previously unsampled hoppy brews from the past twelve months. Since these were all new to me in 2007 and don't include old favourites, they aren't necessarily the best I've supped, but I'll certainly be on the look out for each and every one of them again next year. They're listed in alphabetical order since scoring them against each other would be nigh on impossible now - however if pressed into taking just one to a desert island...it might well bark in a bit of a brogue!

Allgates Bright Blade 4.0%
Brewdog Hype 4.1%
Brown Cow Silver Cascade 4.2%
Fernandes Pathfinder 3.8%
Goose Eye Geese-a-look 4.2%
Grand Union Liberty Blonde 4.2%
Maypole Wellow Gold 4.6%
Pictish Magnum 4.6%
South Hams Wild Blonde 4.4%
Thornbridge Jaipur IPA 5.9%


Anonymous said...

The silver cascade is superb I sampled it back in September, aside from the Jaipur I've not had any of the others but I'll keep my eye out.

Pacific Jem by the Pictish Brewing Company is one I'd have added to your list along with Jarrow Rivet Catcher too.

a swift one... said...

I could probably have included one or two more Pictish John, they seem to have that magic ingredient. The Rivet Catcher's an old favourite and would certainly be in my all time favourite list somewhere. Everyone was raving about Brewdog last year so I prepared myself to be disappointed - but my word were they right!

Anonymous said...

I keep missing the Brewdog beers when they're on down my local much to my dismay. The only one I have managed to snag is their Riptide stout and that blew the socks off every other stout at the festival. It's only a matter of time before I catch up with the rest of the pack though!