#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 13
The Brewer: Joseph Holt
That’s more like it.
From the sweet aroma to the first sip, it was clear this was going to deliver on the bottle’s promise of a honey-led golden ale.
It’s lovely to sip or, should you wish to refresh yourself more rapidly, gulp (quaff, even – day 13 and that’s my first use of the word).
This is such an easy drink that I’m quite glad I only have one bottle and it’s only 4.1%. It is a school night after all.
Day 13 certainly isn’t an unlucky number for me with this one.
A few days ago, you may recall my disappointment – largely driven by misdirection and surprise – when I tried what turned out to be a very bitter golden ale. THIS is what I was hoping for. A Humdinger indeed!
Where in the North?
Where do you start with somewhere like Manchester, Famous for its football and music?
Well, as this is a beer that features honey and has a bee pub in its name, I guess I’ll mention the worker beer, which is one of Manchester’s symbols. I guess many people outside Manchester didn’t know that this was the case until the appalling attack on the Ariana Grande concert
But now it has become synonymous with the city, having been adopted during the Industrial Revolution to reflect the work ethic and the “hive of activity”.
It’s also great for shopping and night life, but I’m sure there will be further opportunities to discuss these in the coming 67 days…
Manchester’s original Roman name, Mamucium, was a derivation of the Latin for “breast shapes hill”.
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I’m 42, I don’t have a beard (partly because when I try it is patchy, has gaps, with ginger and grey bits) and don’t take a clipboard to the pub. So, I’m not the stereotypical real ale fan of old, in the style that I was always told to look out for...read more