#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 62
Beer: Cascade Pale Ale
The Brewer: Saltaire Brewery
Oh, so easy…
Cascade – the name is so full of promise. It’s up there as one of my favourite hops, even if just for the smell.
This has a beautiful, fresh, light aroma.
And it has a really light, fresh taste, with just a touch of bitterness.
It’s one of those beers that comes under the category of “perfect for the summer”.
Some people (strange, fizz-loving, people, who don’t care much for character), love a lager in the hot weather. Personally, a pale ale is far more interesting.
And this one is so easy to drink! Cheers Saltaire!
Where in the North?
Saltaire is a Victorian model village and World Heritage Site. It was built by Sir Titus Salt (wonder where they got the village’s name!?!) close to Bradford.
Sir Titus’ Salts Mill textile factory still stands and is open to the public year-round.
The wearing of alpaca wool became popular after Sir Titus Salt presented some to Prince Albert, who gifted it to Queen Victoria, who started the trend.
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