Saturday, 19 July 2014

Buddy's Bourbon Flavoured Beer (Buddy's Brewhouse)

Buddys Bourbon Flavoured Beer (Buddys Brewhouse)
Name: Buddy's Bourbon Flavoured Beer
Label: "With a hint of honey - Best served with style - J.W. Buddy to the State or 'Buddy' to his pals, was told that nothing mixed with beer. He didn't listen."
Brewery: Buddy's Brewhouse
ABV: 5.1%

Rating: "We only know two things for sure about J.W. Buddy. First, whatever he did, he pushed the boundaries and thoroughly enjoyed doing so. Second, he rewrote the rulebook when he mixed bourbon, honey and beer, inspiring today's classic brew. The other rumors, we can only hope are true."

Game: I read the recent X-One magazine review that said Wolfenstein: The New Order contained no multiplayer and absolutely no co-op. As soon as I read that I was legging it down the shops to pick up a copy. THIS is proper gaming. Proper FPS. Über-violent Nazi slaying fun with massive guns. B.J. Blazkowicz is one of the greatest characters ever. I would also pay to see him dismantle Duke Nukem's face.

Fever Pitch (Marston's)

Fever Pitch (Marstons)
Name: Fever Pitch
Label: "2014 - English Pale Ale"
Brewery: Marston's
ABV: 4.2%

Rating: "As the temperature rises to fever pitch for football fans everywhere, this beer is a certain winner. Using East Kent Goldings hops to produce a balanced, crisp and hoppy beer Fever Pitch is guaranteed to go down easier than a continental dive in the box!"  The World Cup is finished for 2014, sad face. But I got Marston's ales, mega face! Had a bit of a falling out with Marston's recently regarding a rubbish meal I had at a Marston's run pub. We've amicably resolved our differences though.

Game: Got to the end of Murdered: Soul Suspect. Really enjoyed it, solving crimes and what not.  It's a bit lightweight with simple controls and gameplay but with a really enjoyable story. The novelty of being a ghost able to possess cats never seemed to wear off either. Lots of collectibles too so probably warrants a second play through. Other reviews are overly harsh. 7/10.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Piledriver (Wychwood Brewery)

Name: Piledriver
Label: "Classic English Ale - Rockin' All Over The World - From the makers of Status Quo"
Brewery: Wychwood
ABV: 4.3%

Rating: "Two legends collide to produce a beer for drinking all over the world. Inspired by the re-release of Piledriver, the first album they produced themselves, Quo have created their first beer with Wychwood Brewery. A traditional malty amber ale balanced with a bold fruity hop character."  Not a massive fan of Status Quo admittedly, but they're good at music... and now beer!

Game: I've played about 90 minutes of Murdered: Soul Suspect and it turns out I've not bought a pudding! It's a great game! It's quite creepy but there's a nice slow, relaxed pace about it as you explore the crime scenes and build up the story. Some reviews are moaning (in a ghostly way, obviously) about how you can't walk through everything or into every house. Stupid. Games have to have some boundaries and these are perfectly explained in the game. 7.5 / 10

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Golden Ale (St Peter's)

Golden Ale (St Peters)
Name: Golden Ale
Label: "Historical notes - The headquarters of St Peter's Brewery is situated in a medieval hall in a remote and beautiful corner of Suffolk. St. Peter's Hall, the centrepiece of the site, is a half-moated large house with the earliest part of the property dating back to c1280. It was extended in 1539 when the east wing was built using ecclesiastical salvage from the nearby Flixton Priory which had been closed by King Henry VIII at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries two years previously."
Brewery: St Peter's
ABV: 4.7%

Rating: "Traditional malts and English hops create a distinctive golden ale with a delicious, fresh, grainy after taste. We recommend that this ale is served chilled."  Oops I forgot to chill it! Oh well, it was great at room temperature anyway.

Game: After tonight there is no World Cup football until Friday!  To ease the pain I've ordered Murdered: Soul Suspect on Xbox One. Most of the reviews seem to be quite down on it. I'll find out for myself if I've bought a pudding when it arrives, hopefully tomorrow.