Last weekend again I managed to taste in a pub a few interesting beers.
Here’s another mini-report – Doctor Ale in the pub.
On Sunday morning, with my friends, we went to Sheffield, where we gave our votes in the Polish general elections.
After fulfilling a civic duty we walked to a small pub on the main street. Often in such small establishments, you can enjoy interesting beer. I think so also was this time.
In view of fact that time was quite early, I decided to order just one pint. My choice fell on stout named Ebony.
Interesting fact is that produces it hotel brewery, which was established in 2012.
The brewery is named Woodstreet Brewery and the hotel in which it is located: The Hillsborough Hotel in Sheffield.
Not only that, the brewer is a woman – Alison Newbold. After five months of production of beer for the needs of the hotel, brewery decided to distribute its products in the local pubs.
Well, thanks to I found their beer quite by accident in this small pub.
Briefly about my impressions.
Another beers I tasted already in Barnsley, in the pub Old No. 7.
From the brewery Acorn I tried their another seasonal beer Secret Affair.
After I had occasions to drink: Minstrel IPA, Endavour IPA and Pretty Green I have to admit that seasonal beers from Acorn are really great.
From Magic Rock Brewery I drank lately interesting lager Dancing Bear, and before golden ale Carnival and stout Dark Arts Red Wine Barrel.
This time I asked for red amber ale – Rapture (defined by brewery as Red Hop Ale).
They used in its production 5 types of malts and 6 varieties of hops.
At the end of this evening we opted for the famous Belgian specialty from Brouwerij Bosteels – famous beer Kwak (or more precisely Pauwel Kwak).
About this beer and tradition of drinking it certainly I will write once more, because I think I’ll drink it yet again.
Now just let me mention that the first time I have experienced, in my favorite pub, disappointment.
In Old No.7 they have on offer interesting beers in bottles, just including Kwak, which is beautifully exposed along with two glasses to drink this beer. Kwak indeed traditionally is drunk in special flasks:
Well, unfortunately, pub staff refused to give us a Kwak in this beautiful glass, which caused us huge disappointment.
Beer went into tall glasses completely incompatible with this legendary beverage – simply profanation!
But it is no matter now, the main thing that I had a chance to try it.
However, for me the weekend has not yet ended and the next day we came up with friends for another beer.
I chose Excelsior from Ossett Brewery (Yorkshire).
And what we did with the rest of this evening?
Well, we went to the cinema …