#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 46
Beer: Cocker Hoop
The Brewer: Jennings Brewery
We might as well start the week on a light note…
Cocker Hoop is beautifully golden, with a light, grainy smell.
Now, I know Jennings are in Cockermouth and I’m not trying to get all Wordsworth on you, but this tastes almost like it’s straight from the fields. It feels very natural.
It’s fresh, easy to drink, no frills. Just a really nice light beer.
Where in the North?
So, Cockermouth is a town in the Lake District that is beautiful to visit and to stay. Good pubs, quirky little shops, an abundance of walks both within and outside of the town, and, of course, a brewery to visit. It sits alongside Keswick in my favourite places in the Lakes.
William Wordsworth is a famous son of Cockermouth and you can still visit his home there.
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