#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers day 23
Beer: Summer Breeze pale ale
The Brewer: Tyne Bank Brewery
Fingers crossed for a better day than yesterday…
Ok, with yesterday’s beer a distant memory on my taste buds, thanks to a couple of Shipyard Pales last night, the sun is shining, so what better than a beer called Summer Breeze to add a little freshness.
Pouring from the can is not just a beautifully clear pale ale, but also a strong waft of ginger and lemon that adds to the promise.
As for the taste, it’s a second really unusual beer in a row.
Thankfully, I’m fan of a) ginger, b) lemon (just not biting into them) and c) bitter. This is packed with all three, but while, once more, the can promises subtlety, this has a bit more of a kick than could reasonably be dedscribed as “subtle”.
This is definitely a beer that will have it’s fans, but I suspect it will have some people pulling faces, especially if they’re expecting a nice traditional pale ale.
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.
Prior to the Norman conquest, Newcastle was known by its Roman name, Pons Aelius.
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