#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 16
Beer: Tyneside Blonde
The Brewer: Hadrian Border Brewery
Possibly the most thirst-quenching beer I’ve ever had.
The bottle promised “thirst quenching” and I have to say I don’t often find that to be a phrase I think of when I think of beer, at least not like this.
It’s like a beer version of squash – they should give it to the players at Wimbledon. Better than Robinsons and it’s not a strong beer, so I’m sure they’d still get through five sets.
This is the sort of beer you can grab at the end of an exercise session, take a swig, and think “aaah – that’s what I needed”.
It’s a lovely light ale. Fruity. That’ll be the aromatic hops, I reckon.
Unlike some Tyneside blondes, this is natural. But sare I say it doesn’t lack the taste of a Tyneside blonde? (not speaking from experience, but I’ve heard they can be fruity, too!)
Where in the North?
The vibrant city of Newcastle is not only a great place to head for a drink, whether you’re looking for great beer pubs or enjoying a stag or hen do, it’s full of culture and a heart of innovation. William Armstrong, ancestor of TV’s Alexander, was responsible for many inventions, including the hydraulic crane, and his technology is used to power many things, including the Swing Bridge across the Tyne, and London’s Tower Bridge.
Mosley Street was the first street in the world to be illuminated by electric light.
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