Two things that can bring a nation together: a world war and a world cup. For me there is nothing better than a summer with a world cup, we all know England will be appalling, however the atmosphere that descends upon the country is undeniable. Not to mention the long days and the beer gardens. Below is a Dark Star Belgium IPA (7.2%) that I picked up from our trip to Partridge Green. Quite an interesting one; it starts with the spiced tanginess of a Belgium beer, and just before the liquorice punch is due to kick in you have the hoppy oomph of an IPA. Not a bad combo. 8/10.