#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 51
The Brewer: Robinsons
I grow terrible beards. Can Robinsons do better?
A beautiful golden hue and a fresh, hoppy smell, mean Beardo is full of promise before the first taste.
But this is not your ordinary IPA.
It has the sort of mouthfeel that a thicker dark beer might have. It just feels more substantial.
There’s fizz around the edge of the tongue and the flavour is full, hoppy and bitter.
My own beard efforts might not be the best, but Robinsons have nailed it.
Where in the North?
Seven miles from Manchester city centre, Stockport is a large town that has a proud history of manufacturing, from hemp to hats!
That history actually makes for a really visually interesting landscape, thanks to the centuries of industrial architecture.
The town was birthplace to a huge array of musicians, TV presenters and actors, my favourite being Tim McInnerny of Blackadder fame (Lord Percy, Captain Darling). Pass me a pint of Robinsons, Darling...
https://www.visitmanchester.com/visitor-information/stockport-tourist-information-centre-p24071 (They don't seem to have a site for tourists - shame)
Whilst being part of Manchester, Stockport is actually where the River Mersey forms with the merger of two other rivers, the Tame and the Goyt.
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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