#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 77
Beer: Ruby Revolution
The Brewer: Three Brothers Brewing Company
As dark a red as I’ve ever seen (if you ignore the fact Guinness is actually red).
Plain and simple, this is a nice red.
It has a lovely burnt flavour that holds for a nice aftertaste.
There’s definitely toffee in there (and in the aroma too).
I mentioned Guinness earlier and there’s almost an element of a smoky porter to this, as well.
Only a touch lighter. Good stuff!
Where in the North?
Stockton on Tees is a borough that sits between Darlington and Middlesbrough and is actually quite an innovative place.
Well, its people co-funded the Stockton and Darlington Railway*, the world’s first passenger railway.
*Not the “Stockton TO Darlington Railway”, as many mistakenly call it. It actually ran between Stockton and collieries near Shildon (my home town). It was named because of the towns from which the funding came.
As well as the railways, the friction match was invented by a chemist from Stockton!
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I’m 42, I don’t 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