#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 19
The Brewer: Robinsons Brewery
Having thoroughly enjoyed Robinsons’ beer in the past, my mouth was watering.
Unicorn is labelled golden but definitely more amber, if you’ll forgive the slightly pickiness.
Troublingly, as I poured the beer, there was nothing really standing out about the aroma. It felt fairly standard.
Then my initial thoughts were that, while it tastes good, it wasn’t really standing out for anything in particular.
However, as I settled into it, Unicorn was clearly of a high quality.
It’s light. Refreshing. The taste sticks to the palette and the tongue, almost like it’s creating a film over it.
And I really started to enjoy it. Phew – nice work Robinsons!
Where in the North?
Seven miles from Manchester city centre, Stockport is a large town that has a proud history of manufacturing, from hemp to hats!
That history actually makes for a really visually interesting landscape, thanks to the centuries of industrial architecture.
The town was birthplace to a huge array of musicians, TV presenters and actors, my favourite being Tim McInnerny of Blackadder fame (Lord Percy, Captain Darling). Pass me a pint of Robinsons, Darling...
https://www.visitmanchester.com/visitor-information/stockport-tourist-information-centre-p24071 (They don't seem to have a site for tourists - shame)
Whilst being part of Manchester, Stockport is actually where the River Mersey forms with the merger of two other rivers, the Tame and the Goyt.
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