#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 67
Beer: Club of Slaughters
The Brewer: Wylam Brewery
The “slaughterhouse porter” label pretty much sums up an apparent begrudging element and warped sense of humour to this “vegan friendly” beer. I can’t imagine many vegans being overly keen on the imagery or the name.
Nor can I imagine they’d be too keen on the smell.
It has a certain farmyard quality to it that I find appealing (as someone who spent a lot of time on a farm as a youngster).
Don’t let that put you off. It’s a rich aroma that’s hard to put into words.
It’s an equally thick mouthfeel, full of flavour and it sends a burn down the back of the throat.
The aftertaste is equally as strong. This is a beer with more character than 99% of the beers I’ve ever had in my life.
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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