#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers – Day 12
The Brewer: Three Brothers Brewing Company
Nice name, but what’s the beer like?
ThaIPA promises spice and a beer that goes well with a curry or spicy Mexican food.
Well, I don’t have either of those foods to try with this, but my taste buds are ready to give their verdict.
But first, the nose and eyes. On both counts, this is a light beer. And full of bubbles.
Those bubbles add to the spiciness that the beer delivers, but don’t take it to fizzy lager levels, so a good balance there. Despite the spicy flavour, this is fresh enough that it probably would go well with the foods the bottle recommends - likely a good companion beer.
And as for the bottle’s other claim that it makes up in flavour what it lacks in ABV, I actually don’t mind that it’s a sensible 4.1%. They’re right about the flavour, though. It’s full of it.
I’ll return to this one, with or without a curry.
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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