#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 66
Beer: Ahop-alypse Now
The Brewer: Camerons Brewery
This isn’t my first ahop-alypse.
This was one the first beers that made me think different about Camerons and how they have evolved in recent years, from a traditional brewer to a modern force.
AH has a light hoppy smell and a lovely golden colour.
It has a light, fresh taste with the hops - Chinook, Cascade, Fuggles – adding a touch of bitterness.
Where in the North?
Built around the maritime industry, Hartlepool, with its Marina and the HMS Trincomalee, still has a lot on offer for those with a passion for the sea. It also has some beautiful beaches that are a joy to visit. Situated on the North East coast, Hartlepool’s the most northerly of the five Tees Valley Boroughs and was founded in the 7th Century around a Monastery, Hartlepool Abbey.
I know, you’re all expecting a tale of a monkey, or even a monkey mascot, or even a monkey mayor, but I’m not going there.
A lovely, and quite apt little gem I just learned is that the name Hartlepool comes from hart – as in deer – and, obviously, pool, which doesn’t seem that surpising, but the Venerable Bede described the town (or village, as it was then) as “the place where deer come to drink”. How appropriate. Perhaps they had a penchant for great ale!
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