#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers day 36
Beer: My Generation Pale Ale
The Brewer: My Generation Beer Co
I’ll be honest, I tried the canned version of this when it first came out. I wasn’t blown away. I can’t recall what it was.
But let’s give the bottled version a go.
Four hops and a pale malt sound like a good combination, so long as it’s not overly complex. A gentle aroma suggests that’s not going to be the case. But I’m still trying to remember why I wasn’t a fan the first time around.
I’m wondering if it was a sharpness that put me off on my first visit to My Generation world, but any sharpness in this is short-lived, giving way to a nice mix of tastebud experiences.
The combination of brewing marketeer Jonny Kirkham and those experts at Black Sheep have created a beer with personality that people won’t try to put down.
Just like with music, sometimes a track doesn’t grab you on the first listen. Then one day…boom!
Where in the North?
The Yorkshire town of Masham punches above its weight I terms of breweries. Alongside Black Sheep, there is the Theakstons Brewery, and the small market town has its fair share of great pubs (complete with very locally sourced product). Not bad for a population of around 1,400 people. And if that’s not enough, the likes of Ripon, York and Harrogate are all close by, but visitors are unlikely to need them, with more than you might imagine going on in Masham itself.
On July 5th, 2014, Masham’s two breweries put family differences aside and put on a huge celebration as the Tour de France’s Grand Depart passed through the town.
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I’m 42, I don’t have a beard (partly because when I try it is patchy, has gaps, with ginger and grey bits) and don’t take a clipboard to the pub. So, I’m not the stereotypical real ale fan of old, in the style that I was always told to look out for...read more