It’s that time of the month again where I look back at the previous month’s beer consumption. A new tradition on the blog started last month that seems to be popular amongst my fellow beer drinkers.
If you missed it, this roundup is a way to showcase some of the incredible craft beers I’ve sampled in the last month. Highlighting fun stats like how many different beers I tried, what was my most had style, how many breweries I had beers from or from how many different countries.
September 2022 Beers: Stats
If you saw last month’s total, you might have been concerned about how many beers I had. Hopefully you’ll agree this is a much more respectable number.
Why the big change in number? The main reason is there was no travelling last month. I drink more when I travel because I have beers in front of me that I won’t be able to get at home. I want to try as many as I can while I’m there. In a responsible way of course!
And just in case you missed this explanation last time and still think the number is too high, let me explain something important. Most beers I have are split with Boyfriend. We have half a glass, half a can, half a bottle each. So while I’ll often have 2 cans in the evening, it’s only actually 1 can’s worth of beer I’m drinking.
My September 2022 beers came from a total of 18 countries. This is slightly higher this month because I wasn’t travelling and drinking lots of new beers from that country.
Unsurprising to me is that English beers were drunk a lot more than any other. I’m English, I live in England and I buy my beers from an English company so of course most of them are English beers! I suspect it’s either going to be the top, or near the top every month. Plus Wales will always be near the top too as Boyfriend is a Welshie and loves to drink the beers from his side of the island.
My September 2022 beers came from a total of 52 breweries. This is less breweries than last month because well I drank a lot less this month!
You’ll notice this month there is no clear ‘winner’ brewery. This is because I have loads of favourite breweries who I like to sample beers from so don’t tend to favour any particular brewery. Plus, there are so many amazing breweries now that I’m constantly finding new ones to try.
I only tend to have several beers from one brewery a month because either I have just visited a taproom of theirs or I’m in a new country and trying as many as I can because I won’t get them at home. Of course the other reason, which is why Tiny Rebel is the highest this month, is that sometimes I order beers directly from the brewery. This means that I obviously have more of their beers at home than any other brewery.
|Tiny Rebel Brewing Co (Wales)||3|
|Beak Brewery (England)||2|
|Dog’s Window Brewery (Wales)||2|
|Elusive Brewery (England)||2|
|Moersleutel Craft Brewery (Netherlands)||2|
|Polly’s Brew Co (Wales)||2|
|Signature Brew (England)||2|
|Surrey Hills Brewery (England)||2|
|Verdant Brewing Co (England)||2|
|Amundsen Brewery (Norway)||1|
|Anspatch & Hobday (England)||1|
|Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus (Germany)||1|
|Brasserie Goudale (France)||1|
|Brasserie Meteor (France)||1|
|Burnt Mill Brewery (England)||1|
|Buxton Brewery (England)||1|
|Carlsberg Bulgaria (Bulgaria)||1|
|Cascade Brewing (USA)||1|
|Cassels Brewing Co (New Zealand)||1|
|Cerveceria y Malteria Quilmes (Argentina)||1|
|DC Brau Brewing Company (USA)||1|
|Dogs Grandad Brewery (England)||1|
|Downlands Brewery (England)||1|
|Fierce Beer (Scotland)||1|
|Greene King (England)||1|
|Groupe des Boissons de Maroc (Morocco)||1|
|Grupo Modelo (Mexico)||1|
|Hop Back Brewery (England)||1|
|Innis & Gunn (Scotland)||1|
|Left Hand Brewing Company (USA)||1|
|Loch Ness Brewery (Scotland)||1|
|Meantime Brewery (England)||1|
|Northern Monk (England)||1|
|O’Hara’s Brewery (Ireland)||1|
|Paulaner Brauerei (Germany)||1|
|Pentrich Brewing Co (England)||1|
|Pulfer Brewery (Croatia)||1|
|Siren Craft Brew (England)||1|
|Skinner’s Brewery (England)||1|
|Tenby Brewing Co (Wales)||1|
|Turning Point Brew Co. (England)||1|
|Twickenham Fine Ales (England)||1|
|Two Tribes (England)||1|
|United Breweries (India)||1|
|Varbar Brew (Ukraine)||1|
|Weetwood Ales (England)||1|
|Windsor & Eton Brewery (England)||1|
Unless you are also a big craft beer drinker, you might not realise there are so many different types of beer styles. And while most of them are grouped together i.e. IPA’s, stouts, etc, there are many different versions of these. And there is a big difference between a black IPA, a milkshake IPA and a hazy IPA.
My September 2022 beers were a wide range of styles, totalling 35. Last month I was surprised to see IPA – New England / Hazy was my top style but once again there it is at the top of the chart. I guess I like those beers a lot more than I realised!
As you can see from the list below, I like to try and sample as many different styles as I can. I have my favourites as you can see but one of the joys of craft beers is having such a huge variety of beers to try.
|IPA – New England / Hazy||6|
|Pale Ale – American||5|
|IPA – American||4|
|Stout – Imperial / Double Pastry||4|
|Lager – Pale||3|
|Pilsner – Other||3|
|IPA – Session||2|
|Porter – English||2|
|Shandy / Radler||2|
|Stout – Imperial / Double||2|
|Bitter – Session / Ordinary||1|
|IPA – Belgian||1|
|IPA – Black / Cascadian Dark Ale||1|
|IPA – Brut||1|
|IPA – English||1|
|IPA – Imperial / Double||1|
|IPA – Imperial / Double Black||1|
|IPA – Other||1|
|Lager – American||1|
|Lager – Mexican||1|
|Pale Ale – English||1|
|Pale Ale – New England / Hazy||1|
|Pale Ale – XPA (Extra Pale)||1|
|Red Ale – Other||1|
|Scottish Export Ale||1|
|Sour – Flanders Red Ale||1|
|Stout – Coffee||1|
|Stout – English||1|
|Stout – Irish Dry||1|
|Stout – Other||1|
|Wheat Beer – Hopfenweisse||1|
|Wheat Beer – Whitbier / Blanche||1|
My Favourite Beers
Same as last time, I’m not saying these are the best beers, just my favourite from the last month. Craft beer tastes are very subjective so I don’t like to call any the greatest must try beers but I know people are interested in what I liked so these are the beers I rated the highest in September.
As always I’m using UnTappd to help me here. These are all the beers I rated a 4 or above. Once again it seems I didn’t rate anything above a 4.25. Maybe I’m just really picky!
4.25 – Amundsen Brewery – Triple Morish Dream
You know you’re not going wrong with an Amundsen stout! This imperial stout is smooth, with a marshmallow taste and smells divine.
4.25 – Buxton Brewery – Single Barrel Ran Shadow Rye 2020
The 2020 version was my first try of this annual release of their Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Stored for a year in rye whiskey barrels, the beer was thick, malty and had a nice smoky flavour to it.
4.25 – Moersleutel Craft Brewery – Willy Tonka: Tonka & Chocolate
This stout is a chocoholics delight. A smooth and milky stout that has a dark chocolate taste without being too sweet.
4.00 – Anspach & Hopday – London Black
Taking inspiration from their flagship beer, this porter is creamy, smooth and easy to drink. With subtle notes of coffee and chocolate it was very moreish.
4.00 – Atom & Varvar Brew – Single Stranded
A collaboration beer, this smooth New England IPA is heavy with the tropical fruit and citrus flavours.
4.00 – Beak Brewery – Jurgen
Lovingly named after a Great British Bake Off contestant not afraid to pour OOPLA into one his creations, this imperial stout is like having an espresso and dark chocolate brownie in liquid form.
4.00 – Burnt Mills Brewery – Get The Jade
This deliciously smooth IPA has hints of flavours of grape and a slight bitterness that’s easy to drink.
4.00 – Dog’s Window Brewery – What Dogs Want / What Santa Wants
A classic British oatmeal stout that has been infused with flavours of delicious chocolate chip cookies.
4.00 – Northern Monk – Patrons Project 25.07 // Laura Slater // Offset
This DIPA just seemed to hit all the right spots. With hints of mango and pineapple, it’s fruity, smooth, refreshing and absolutely delicious
4.00 – Pentrich Brewing Co – Follow The Penguins
With a good coffee smell to it, this had me drooling before it even touched my lips. A delicious milky stout with notes of roasted coffee that’s just a tad too sweet but good all the same.
Beers Worth Mentioning
Just because some of the beers didn’t make it into the 4 and above rating, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be mentioned. These beers were all rated a 3.75 and worthy of being mentioned in this monthly roundup.
- Cassells Brewing Co – Brut
- Dogs Grandad Brewery – Nonarch
- Dog’s Window Brewery – Oooh, A Squirrel
- Elusive Brewing – Duel of Iron Double Black IPA
- Left Hand Brewing Company – Galactic Cowboy Nitro
- Polly’s Brew Co – Trying to Connect
- Pulfer Brewery – White Typhoon
- Siren Craft Brew & Turning Point Brew Co – Rational Haze
- Surrey Hills Brewery – Collusion
- Tenby Brewing Co & Elusive Brewing – Whistling in the Dark
- Verdant Brewing Co – Light Bulb
- Verdant Brewing Co – Random Rules
Where My September 2022 Beers Came From
The question I get asked the most when it comes to my beers is “where do you get them from?” so this section is here to answer that question.
I don’t think there will ever be a month where I’m not drinking a beer that came from these guys. Ever since my first order back in 2020 I became hooked. They have on offer an incredible selection of beers from many UK breweries, including many small ones whose beers I probably wouldn’t have tried if it wasn’t for them. And on top of that, they also have many beers from other countries including the USA, Germany and Norway.
Read Also: Beer Tasting at Home With Craft Metropolis
Beers of Europe
I’ve only ordered from these guys twice now but they are quickly becoming a favourite when I want to sample beers from countries I haven’t made it to yet. Or when I want to relive favourite beers from trips, like Garden Brewery in Croatia.
You can also order beers directly from the breweries themselves if you want a good selection of just their beers. I don’t do it too often but every few months I’ll order directly from the breweries and that’s what I did recently. Having a Welshie boyfriend I surprised him with beers from Tiny Rebel, a Welsh brewery we both love.
7000 Jars of Beers
This is my local beer shop that I love to pop to whenever I’m in Kingston doing some shopping. While they are walking distance for me, they are just that bit too far to do regular shops from. Especially as I want to buy so many beers when I’m there! For a small space, they have an impressive amount of beers available. I feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I visit.
Frank and Alfie’s
While I was away working in Bulgaria recently, boyfriend headed home to Bridgend in Wales to visit his dad. While he was there he visited the beer shop we love there. I was a little sad to miss out on a visit but luckily for me he brought home some Welsh delights
Valhalla Beer Bar
This bar in Zagreb was my absolute favourite bar to visit for beers during my Croatian trip in August. The great thing about them is that as well as having several beers on tap, they also have 4 fridges full of local beers as well as beers from neighbouring European countries. This meant I was able to take a few extra Croatian beers home to enjoy after the trip.
Pubs & Bars
The Black Heart
A cool bar in Camden that I went to for the live music rather than the beers so was pleasantly surprised to discover they had quite a few decent craft beers available. Not only did I finally get to see The Grudge perform live but I also got to enjoy some delicious beers too. Talk about a win win!
There you have it, my second monthly beer round up post. September 2022 was a good month for trying great beers at home. Next month I’ll be heading to the United States so there will be some new breweries coming up soon!
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- Taking the Wellpark Brewery Tour
- The Ultimate Beer Gift Guide
- Beer Tasting at Killarney Brewing Company
- Taking A Tour Around Anchor Brewing Company
- Beer Tasting at Home with Craft Metropolis
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