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?
Just outside of Cambridge is a little village called Grantchester, made famous to many by the Pink Floyd song Grantchester Meadows. A few months ago I paid it a visit!
After I left Worthing and the south coast (way back in early November) I went to Cambridge. It was there that I stayed with my dad’s second cousin for a half score days in order to explore Cambridge and beyond!
It isn’t often that you get to taste something that you never imagined could exist, but that is exactly what happened with me and the Zubrowka Bison Grass Wodka back in October in Brussels.
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.
About a month ago I was in Birmingham, and though the birthplace of heavy metal had a certain attraction for me, it was clear that I was running out of interesting things to look at after three days of wandering around. I needed something else to do. As luck would have it, I remembered reading something about a bar crawl in Leam, and having a vague notion that I was perhaps near by, I went digging into my browser history!
Voila! A blog post “of all the pubs that you definitely haven’t visited, and probably shouldn’t.” That sounded like a challenge to me. After quickly copying down the bars from DollyFlower Cheese’s entertaining post, and figuring out that Leam was actually Royal-Leamington-Spa on the train line, I was ready.
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!