Now the dust has settled after a wonderful, chaotic, boozy, beer extravaganza at Cloudwater’s Friends & Family & Beer Festival in Manchester last weekend, we take a look back at what we learned. READ MORE
Left Handed Giant are one of the rising stars in the UK craft beer scene. We’ve started getting more of their beers in Belfast recently and we’ve been blown away, both by the quality of the beer but also the stunning branding which made them stand out when filling our basket.
In the burgeoning craft beer scene, it’s vital to stand out from the crowd. Left Handed Giant do just that, with their whimsical, beautiful artwork. They’re probably the most visually impressive cans in the UK right now so we were super excited to chat to James Yeo, the artist behind the artwork, to find out more about their creative process.
If you asked us who make the best hop forward beers in the UK right now, three of the first names we’d come up with would be Northern Monk, Deya and Verdant. The three breweries have come together in collaboration to make this, Hop City DIPA, the second version of the beer known as Hop City released to coincide with the second annual, Hop City festival – a celebration of hop-led beers from some of the best brewers around the world. The festival itself takes place in Leeds City Centre, 29th-31st March, but we’re here today to talk about the beer.
Disclaimer: lists like this are highly contentious, entirely subjective and you may disagree entirely, which is fair enough. There are so many wonderful new beers being produced nowadays, it’d be impossible for anyone to try them all, nevermind simplify them into a Top 10.
So with the above in mind, we did it anyway. Think of it as a list of the Top 10 beers we tried in 2017. If your favourite beer of 2017 isn’t here, leave us a comment below and tell us about it, we love getting recommendations!