#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers - day 73
Beer: Mango IPA
Brewer: Tyne Bank Brewery
An exceptionally lively pour. To the extent it’s a bit of a pain, if I’m perfectly honest.
However, having sampled other summer can offerings from Tyne Bank Brewery recently, I assure myself that it’s going to be worth the wait. Good things come, or so they say.
There’s a fruitiness to the smell as I prepare to take a first taste.
The beer itself is very smooth. There is only the tiniest trace of any bitterness and plenty of sweetness coming through.
It’s a very easy drink and, when I think of some of the more challenging drinks I’ve had over the last 73 days, that have come in 500ml bottles, it’s a shame this one’s only a 330ml can.
I could definitely have enjoyed more.
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.
Newcastle was the setting for the 1971 film Get Carter and the pub Carter enters after alighting the train in the city is still there, right over the road from the station’s main entrance.
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