The Visit :
I was invited to pop along to the Hidden Lane for that Saturdays pop-up shop event with The Hidden Lane Brewery and Wood Winters Wines and Whiskeys.
When I used to live in the West End I have popped down to the Hidden Lane a few times, for either Afternoon Tea or the little shops. I then kept seeing signs for the brewery and I guess it was so well hidden I couldn’t see where it was.
Today when I visited I am glad to say I found it.
For me, Wood Winters is a new name, but I always like to learn about new places shops etc as it’s always fun to find something new.
Hidden Lane Brewery
Let’s start with the Hidden Lane Brewery.
If you have been following me on my Instagram, or seen a few of my 2019 now posts (thanks to lockdown) I enjoy a nice beer and have taken a few groups for a Brewery tour in Glasgow so I was very excited to see these guys today.
I got chatting to the guy behind the brewery and he definitely knows his stuff, plus he told me a few of the things that he wants to do once lock down ends….and one of them I will 100% be going to do.
I did get gifted some beers today (the top 6), but I also purchased some (the bottom 6) as I always like when I am invited to events to purchase something as every little helps.
The beers I got :
Tropical Ale 4.4% abv
This was the third beer I tried.
So the name “Tropical” I started to think what could this taste like? would it be sweet? well I popped it open to find out.
Firstly the smell was lovely, again it had a nice sweet fresh aroma
The taste was again fresh, and yes tropical a subtle hint of pineapple which was really nice.
This is definitely a perfect summer drink.
Raspberry Saison 4.5% abv
I actually started with this one, as it sounded very interesting and also sweet which is good for me as I have a sweet tooth.
I chilled it for a few hours, then popped it open.
This looked interesting and smelled really nice, so only one thing left to do is taste.
ohhh yes this was nice, fresh and yum! this hit the right spot for me!
This is a great summer beer, and for me all year round beer as its got sweetness, flavour and very refreshing.
My rating :
Al’s Session Lager 4.2% ABV
Most beer drinkers like a good lager, as they are an easy drink, refreshing and perfect on a warm day.
This beer is very light, nice first taste and nice after taste and refreshing.
I really liked this one, but the Nitro and Raspberry ones are still my favourites.
My Rating :
80 Nitro Shilling 4.5% abv
The second beer I tried was this one.
Wait a minute! this was just as good as the first one I tried!!!
It had a great flavour, not too light or heavy and had a really nice aftertaste.
I am now really looking forward to trying the other beers.
Another solid 5
My Rating :
Lager Lager 4.5% abv
So by the name I am guessing its a Lager…
The other lager was nice, light and refreshing so lets see how this one is…
For me this had a nicer flavour than the other lager, and again very light and easy to drink.
The aftertaste again was pleasant and tasted really nice chilled.
My Rating :
Wood Winters Wines & Whiskey
I enjoy my beers, rums but I have never really got into wines and its something I would really like to get into.
Today I visited them at their pop-up and had a look at their wine list, they all looked good and sounded good but I didn’t know what to get…..this is where I need to learn more about wines.
I opted to purchase the following :
Durello Spumante Brut Palazzi (Italian) £8.00
I poured this out, sat down and relaxed with a glass with Netflix.
Ohh I really like this one, it reminds me of a prosecco but deeper if you get me. It has a lovely flavour and is very light and easy to drink.
Tonight I drank about half the bottle, as I wanted to leave some for another night.
I can see myself buying this again, it hit all the right spots for me.
My Rating :
Firstly a big thank you to The Hidden Lane for the goodie bag.
I really liked todays event as I found somewhere new, and got to try products from two new places…well new for me.
Both the wine and the beers were really good, as you have seen from the review above.
Please do check them both out, and follow them on their social media accounts to get updates.
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The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted (some of the beers), all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.