#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 55
Beer: Shuggy Boat Blonde
The Brewer: Cullercoats Brewery
Those who have been reading carefully will have noticed that I’ve been quite a fan of one of the Cullercoats Brewery beers so far, but found the other to be a little outside of my own personal preference. Let’s see how this one goes…
Gentle on the nose, this hints at light and fresh. Just the type of beer that you’d want on the coast in the summer.
To taste, it has a nice bitterness on a fresh base that makes it interesting to drink, but without making it too thoughtful a pint.
You could just enjoy it for the freshness, or you can put your focus on the taste: either way, you’d be having a pleasurable beer experience.
Where in the North?
Cullercoats Brewery is situated in Wallsend, North Tyneside, and takes its name from its position at the end of Hadrian’s Wall. It’s more recent history is of a proud home of shipbuilding and coal mining, and it is home to a whole host of famous names, from Geordie Shore and I’m A Celebrity star Vicky Pattinson, to musical legends as diverse as Sting and Venom, and sportsmen like Steve Bruce and Jocky Wilson.
In 1848, a coble taking a pilot to a ship further out at sea capsized with the loss of all on board. In response to this disaster the local landowner, the Duke of Northumberland funded the setting up of an RNLI lifeboat station in Cullercoats.
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