Exploring England #11
As I’ve mentioned before, my husband is passionate about beer. He brews his own at home and enjoys sampling local beers when we travel. It’s easy to imagine how excited he was when he discovered there are 1,424 breweries in England. In a country of 130,395 km² that’s one brewery for every 91 km². He was a happy traveller!
He enjoyed visiting quaint local pubs, tasting new beers and posting his photos and reviews on Facebook.
Often, he chose a beer purely for its name.
We wondered if the brewers had a particular person in mind when they came up with these humorous labels.
In case you’re wondering, here are my husband’s thoughts on these three beers.
Coniston Brewing Co. Old Man Ale – 4.8% Ruby red ale with a mild hop taste. Smooth drinking. Just the drink for the old men out there prior to their afternoon nap
York Brewery Guzzler – very nice, tasty and light. A refreshing easy-to-drink brew
Skinner’s Ginger Tosser – Just couldn’t go past the label. It reminds me of someone I know. You can taste the ginger mid-palate and honey on the back of the tongue. Ginger aftertaste. 3.8% lowest brew yet.