Beer: Tryanuary

I’m still struggling with pronouncing Tryanuary out loud and I’m maintaining that it is better written. I’ve not been as adventurous as I would have liked, however new breweries have been sought out, new styles of beers have been tried and some new favourites have taken their place in my beer-y heart.

Anyways, here’s my summary of my favourite Tryanuary beers:

Kona – Big Wave Golden Ale: The Beer House, Ecclesall Road. 

4.4% ABV 

I was not disappointed with this beer, my first from Hawaii. Beautifully balanced and ridiculously refreshing. A definite easy drinker.

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Kiuchi – Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale: Starmore Boss, Sharrowvale Road.

7.5% ABV

Kiuchi’s IPA. Just straight up plum jam and Ribena, but surprisingly not overly sweet. Slowly matured in Cedar casks which are commonly used in the brewing of Japanese sake, which I guess the plum flavour might come through from?

Stone – Go to IPA: Brewdog, Division Street.

4.5% ABV

Beautiful example of an IPA. Lots of hop flavour, mellow bitterness plenty of tropical fruits but balanced with sweet malts. I had some Punk straight after, and it was just bitter and astringent in comparison.

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Mikkeller – Det Frie Gymnasium: Brewdog, Division Street.

5% ABV

Quite dark in colour for an Amber ale. Very malty, both in toffee and toasted flavoured malts, just lovely and sweet.

Beavertown – Smog Rocket: Brewdog, Division Street.

5.4% ABV

Sweet and smokey. Does exactly what it says on the tin. You’re left with a smokey taste, but it does not linger too long to be unpleasant.

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So what have you tried this month?


2 responses to “Beer: Tryanuary

  1. Let’s see…
    Buxton / To Øl Collaboration Carnage (Samarbejds Ødelæggelse)
    Hobo Beer + Co. Craft Czech Lager
    Lagunitas Brewing Company Maximus
    Stone Brewing Co. 18th Anniversary IPA
    Mikkeller ApS Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter
    Anchor Brewing Company BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red
    Kiuchi Brewery Hitachino Nest White Ale

    All in all a good month for us both 🙂

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