Name of beer
Black Sheep Brewery
Masham, North Yorkshire
What the brewer says
“Beware the beast, scourge of the hills and devourer of sheep. Back then the family trod quietly as he laid his camouflaged head close to their feet. And now we are grown, take heed! For he is as old as the rocks and will wake from his slumber! Cascade hops and dark malts combine to bring this myth alive.”
I make no apology for coming to a Black Sheep Brewery beer so early in this blog. This is a new ale, released in 2015, and deserves an audience.
The first time I tasted Glug M’Glug, I knew I’d be returning to it. By quick translation of the note above, this is one of three new beers Black Sheep launched as its first 330ml offerings, each with their own tribute to the Theakston family past (the others are Pathmaker and Moose Jaw – reviews one day, I’m sure).
This one’s named for a mythical beast that would be mentioned to keep the young Theakston brothers (now in charge of the brewery) from lagging behind on walks on the Yorkshire Dales.
Anyway, I digress. Glug has a nice malty taste to it that’s really pleasant and makes it one of those beers that I could drink all day (hypothetically speaking, it is 6.2% after all).
It’s a shame I’ve yet to see it in any bars, because it means a lot of people are missing out. If I were looking for a great tasting beer to start a night, then I’d pick this out of a crowd.
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