#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 74
Beer: Glug M'Glug
The Brewer: Black Sheep
The first time I had a Glug M’Glug, I really loved it.
It’s been a while (so many beers!)
It’s a dark IPA, so not what you’d normally imagine from an IPA.
And when you take a taste it has all the things you love from a good IPA, but something extra special.
It has a lovely burnt taste that gives it a different character.
It occurs to me that something that’s been sadly all too rare through the last few weeks has been a good smoky beer.
It’s nice to return to this one as we enter the final week.
Where in the North?
The Yorkshire town of Masham punches above its weight I terms of breweries. Alongside Black Sheep, there is the Theakstons Brewery, and the small market town has its fair share of great pubs (complete with very locally sourced product). Not bad for a population of around 1,400 people. And if that’s not enough, the likes of Ripon, York and Harrogate are all close by, but visitors are unlikely to need them, with more than you might imagine going on in Masham itself.
Masham has its own Druids’ Temple, in the Swinton Estate. Having just discovered this, it’s leapt to the top of my “to do” list.
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