#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 75
Beer: Tyneside Brown
The Brewer: Hadrian Border Brewery
A brown ale? From Newcastle? No. Not that one...
A good old fashioned beer smell.
This is matched by the taste, but while it does taste traditional, it is clearly quality beer.
The North East is well known for its brown ales, one in particular.
But while that particular beer brands itself “the one and only” it’s certainly not the only brown ale in town.
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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I’m 44, I don’t (always) have a beard (partly because when I try it is patchy, has gaps, with ginger and grey bits) and don’t take a clipboard to the pub. So, I’m not the stereotypical real ale fan of old, in the style that I was always told to look out for...read more