#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers day 37
Beer: Golden Plover
Brewer: Allendale Brewery
It’s been a long day. The sun is shining. A golden ale is just the thing. Maybe a Golden Plover will be the perfect way to wind down.
My only fear, only because I’ve fallen foul* of this before, is that the triple hops could be overkill for a light beer like this.
On first sniff, it has a very light aroma to match the beautiful golden colour.
And, thankfully, it also has a light malty flavour. Lovely and fresh.
Far from overpowering, it’s a smooth beer that is so easy to drink, you can enjoy it all night long, especially at a respectable 4%.
*I'd have gone for the "fowl" pun, but I'm sure there would have been complaints from the birding community.
Where in the North?
Allendale, in Northumberland, is a twice winner of village of the year for all England.
Although small, it can throw a party. The most famous of these parties is the Tar Bar’l, after which a very nice beer has been names. That reminds me…track down some Tar Bar’l for later in the blogathon…
Tonight’s fun fact is not about the place, but about the beer. IPA stands for India Pale Ale and the style was originally brewed because, unlike other beers of the time, it did not go off on the long boat journey out to the colony of India. Ironically, the British who invented it eventually stopped brewing and the IPA style was resurrected by the Americans before once again becoming popular in Britain.
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