#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – day 30
Beer: Ouseburn Porter
Brewer: Hadrian and Border Brewery
I do love a porter…
On first glance, it’s pleasingly dark, with that unmistakable porter smell. I guess those who don’t really know their beer styles might wonder what a porter is. Well, I guess Guinness is the most commonly recognisable example.
This one smells reassuringly good, but what does it taste like?
It feels thick in the mouth and the range of tastes spread themselves around as you take the first sip, getting sharper towards the throat.
It’s definitely a hit from Hadrian and Border. This is one to savour.
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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