#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 44
Beer: Grainger Ale
The Brewer: Hadrian Border Brewery
Kicking off Saturday and the start of the new football season with a gluten free ale.
I seem to recall that after the last gluten free food I had, that my main thought was “I must really like the taste of gluten”.
Luckily, this doesn’t leave me with the same feeling.
It’s light, fresh, easy drinking with a touch of bitterness.
It’s that simple. An uncomplicated beer is sometimes the best way to start a Saturday afternoon.
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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I’m 44, I don’t (always) 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