#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 78
The Brewer: Robinsons Brewery
Into the final three...
It smells like pick and mix!
And it has a slightly sharp taste on the tongue.
The aroma mixes with the taste and, even though you know you’re being fooled by your nose, makes you think the beer is a little sherbetty.
Unusual. Not unpleasant. I’m undecided.
Where in the North?
Seven miles from Manchester city centre, Stockport is a large town that has a proud history of manufacturing, from hemp to hats!
That history actually makes for a really visually interesting landscape, thanks to the centuries of industrial architecture.
The town was birthplace to a huge array of musicians, TV presenters and actors, my favourite being Tim McInnerny of Blackadder fame (Lord Percy, Captain Darling). Pass me a pint of Robinsons, Darling...
https://www.visitmanchester.com/visitor-information/stockport-tourist-information-centre-p24071 (They don't seem to have a site for tourists - shame)
Whilst being part of Manchester, Stockport is actually where the River Mersey forms with the merger of two other rivers, the Tame and the Goyt.
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