#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers - Day 28: When beer becomes a Vocation, it could be a matter of Life & Death
#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 28
Beer: Life & Death
The Brewer: Vocation Brewery
My third IPA of the week and my second ampersand.
I’ll be honest, I’d never heard of this brewery until this evening when I spotted it in Tesco’s. As it was not only a beer I’d never come across, but also a brewery, it went straight to the top of the list for tonight’s choice.
This smells sweeter than the previous two IPAs and is definitely cloudier. It reminds me of a home brew I made recently.
It tastes amazing. A touch of fizz, an abundance of flavour, and an aftertaste that is just right.
A bit like Polly Donkin, from Cullercoats Brewery, this is a find I shall take into my list of top beers.
Where in the North?
Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, was described earlier this year, by The Guardian, as “officially the quirkiest/kookiest/koolest/most LGBTQ-friendly/least chain-store-y etc small town in the universe”.
Hebden Bridge used to be known as Fustianopolis because many of its textile mills specialised in fustian - the generic name for corduroy and moleskin.*
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