I Am Grumpy Old Man Blog

Weekend beer, American, Scottish, Belgium

Greene King East Coast IPA EST. CALORIES: 120 ABV: 4% Bold, brash American style IPA with lip-smacking bitterness and punchy citrus and tropical fruit flavour. Amarillo in the copper and as a late hop...

2017 New Beers await

Marston’s Old Empire EST. CALORIES: 171 ABV: 5.7% Old Empire is brewed using Optic malt, a subtle and paler grain that will allow other flavours to come through on the palate. Goldings and Fuggles...

Christmas price reductions this weekend

Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer Rum Finish EST. CALORIES: 222 ABV: 7.4% NOTE: This is the same beer as the Rum Cask. According to Innis & Gunn “they are the same beer, the...

Christmas priorities

St. Stefanus EST. CALORIES: 225 ABV: 7.5% St. Stefanus is a non-pasteurized beer with high fermentation, which is also refermented in the bottle. It is brewed from three different yeasts, one being the original...

Must be the Weekend again

Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold EST. CALORIES: 126 ABV: 4.2% Pours clear gold with a fluffy bright white head, which fades after a couple of minutes and leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma is fruity hops,...

Guinness lager and Banana Bread beer, well I never.

Tirril Old Faithful    EST CALORIES: 120 ABV: 4% Previously named “Charles Gough’s Old Faithful” “The lightest and fruitiest of Tirril’s range. Pale golden, aromatic and well hopped summer ale. Named after Charles Gough’s...

The start of December Beers

Thwaites Wainwright EST. CALORIES: 123 ABV: 4.1% Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marston’s Wolverhampton plant (Banks’s) from 2013, then bought completly by Marston in March 2015. The brand continues...

Sharp’s Weekend

Sharps Doom Bar EST. CALORIES: 129 ABV: 4.3% Doom Bar is inspired by its namesake the treacherous sand bank, located near our home at Rock on Cornwall’s North Atlantic coast. Accomplished and precise, Doom...