Wylam Brewery – Dank Marvin

The North East Sippin Forecast is back!

Myles and Dr Hop take on the new Wylam Brewery release, Dank Marvin.

Chris is set a budget challenge, he is given £10 budget to provide beers for us to review.  What did he choose?

Myles introduces Chris to the new #NameThatBeer quiz game!  Something you can all play along with.

#TwubQuiz 6 November 2018

Question 1) Which of the following beers is not included in @RogerProtz book ‘300 beers to try before you die’ ? #TwubQuiz

Brooklyn Lager

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Pilsner Urquell

St Austell Proper Job

St Austell Proper Job didn’t make the original 300 beers to try before you die. However, it did make the list for Roger’s follow up book, 300 more beers to try before you die.

Question 2) What does the term Marzen beer refer to? #TwubQuiz

Malted lager

Dark lager

Dark Wheat beer

March beer

A Marzen Beer is traditionally brewed in March. Prior to cold storage being developed in the 19th Century, March was the last month in which beer could be safely brewed in Bavaria due to its long hot summers.

Question 3) From which country is former Everton FC sponsor, Chang beer? #TwubQuiz





Chang is the Thai word for elephant, which explains the beers trademark logo depicting two such elephants. Chang is actually two different beers. One is 5% abv and marketed globally, however the beer sold within Thailand is brewed to a far stronger 6.4% abv.

Question 4) How many beers do the Trappist Monks at Orval produce? #TwubQuiz





The monks actually technically produce 3 different beers. The bottled variety is by far the biggest quantity. However, there is a different version which is only ever available on tap at the brewery, together with a lighter table beer version of the main beer.

Question 5) Why is Miller lite called ‘lite’? #TwubQuiz

Low abv

Low calorie

Low viscosity

Low price

Joseph Owades invented lite beers, or rather diet beer as he originally called it. He discovered an enzyme which broke down the starch in beer and launched Gablinger’s Diet Beer for the Rheingold Brewery. The brewery was later bought out by Miller Brewing and in 1975 changed the beers name to Miller Lite.

Question 6) Who won the British Guild of Beer Writers’ beer writer of the year award in 2017? #TwubQuiz

Adrian Tierney-Jones

Matt Curtis

James Beeson

Pete Brown

Judge Pete Brown (and 2016 Beer Writer Of the year) had this to say about Adrian: “Our new Beer Writer of the Year, Adrian Tierney-Jones lives and breathes his subject. And talks about it without ever seeming to draw breath. As well as constantly seeking to learn more about beer, after decades as a journalist he’s also still constantly seeking out new ways in which to communicate his passion and knowledge to the reader. Adrian is no stranger to these awards, but this year was his strongest yet and he was the judges’ unanimous choice for the top award.”

Question 7) Where in the world would you find @nomadabrew ? #TwubQuiz





Nomada Brewing is based in Barcelona, Spain. You can find out more here: https://nomadabrewing.com/cervezas/

Question 8) What is the purpose in Brewing, of an acid wash? #TwubQuiz

Clean mash tun

Clean malt

Clean yeast

Clean bottles

An acid wash is used to ‘clean’ the yeast of bacteria prior to fermentation. It is soaked in an acid bath at 2.2ph.

Question 9) If I was stood in a tap room choosing between Saucery, Promised Land and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, who’s Taproom would I be in? #TwubQuiz


Magic Rock




Question 10) which of the following has the highest abv? #TwubQuiz

Tegernseer Hell 4.4%

Miller Lite 4.2%

Coniston Bluebird 3.6%

Guinness 4.2%

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