One of my friends left this New Zealander beer in my fridge, and since it could be a while before I see her again, I decided to drink it! I made sure to jot down some tasting notes though as a token of my appreciation. Thanks!
In early February I took advantage of a couple of days off by going to Scarborough for a mini vacation. Not Scarborough Ontario, but Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast. I figured I would stroll along the beach and perhaps find a pub or three to drink in.
Back in early December I took a trip up to Scotland, first to visit my old school chum Jamie in Edinburgh, and then afterwards to visit another old school chum Patrick in Glasgow. Patrick met me with a large bag full of local beer, and being rather touched by this fine gesture of his, I made sure to review at least one of them for him!
Most of my readers back home will be familiar with the local favourite Dark Matter, brewed by Hoyne Brewing Company, but what if I told you that England has a veritable clone of the Dark Matter, courtesy of Atom Beers in Hull?
About a month ago, I paid a visit to my ‘long lost’ third cousin Richard in the city of Bradford. On the return train back to Leeds (where I was stationed at the time) I hopped off in Shipley in order to investigate the renowned Saltaire Brewery. It did not disappoint.
Lately I have developed the habit of viewing all televised English football matches at the Rose & Crown pub in Newcastle. A mere 354 feet from the door of my hostel, I can safely say that the Rose & Crown is my new local in terms of both distance and frequency of visits. Strangely, I have also picked up the habit of exclusively drinking Worthington’s Creamflow at this pub.
I know that the stereotypical ‘local’ at his pub always drinks the same thing, but I didn’t know that I would get there so soon in life.. I hope you enjoy this post, because it’s going to be the last beer that I ever review!
Here are a couple of bottles that I reviewed about two weeks ago with Simon. I’ve got a huge backlog of potential blog posts that I hope to slowly roll out over the next few weeks. Apologies in advance if they end up out of chronological order. Don’t think too hard out there!