Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beers of Europe

Quite a while ago I had a comment on this blog from. Grumpy Dragon about a shop near his home called Beers of Europe . I rememberd his comment and whilst I was on holiday in Norfolk I decided to visit this store on his recommendation. I am very glad that I did!  Beers of Europe claims to be Britain's biggest beer shop and I have never seen anything like it before. The range of 1600 beers is simply amazing and I always like to try beers that I have never heard of before. I was spoilt for choice, which was great and I had no difficulty in choosing a gallon.  Into the trolley went Ramsbury Gold from the Ramsbury Brewery at Axford, Marlborough - Ridgeway Organic from the Ridgeway Brewing, Oxen - Town Crier from Hobsons at Cleobury Mortimer - Fools Gold from the North Yorkshire Brewing Company near Guisborough - Kelpie Seaweed Ale from the Williams Bros Brewing Co at Kelliebank, Alloa - Pure UBU from the Purity Brewing Co at Gt. Alne, Warwickshire - Hop Garden Gold from the Hogs Back Brewery at Tongham, Surrey and Foundation Stone from the Lymestone Brewery at Stone, Staffordshire.

Gail liked the look of a particular cider and put it in the trolley. Orchard Gold from Llest Farm at Llantwit Fardre of all places, talk about taking coals to Newcastle.

This shop is amazing and if you are in the area it is certainly worth a visit. It looks like a bargain goods warehouse from outside but inside it is a voyage of discovery. So, of the 8 beers I purchased, which one did Stephen like the most? I am a fan of Golden Ales but the beer I liked the most out of the 8 was...

Kelpie Seaweed Ale from the Williams Bros Brewing Co at Kelliebank, Alloa in Scotland.

It is very different from other real ales and I have never had a beer brewed with seaweed before. It does sound odd but it tastes delicious and gets my vote as best of the eight.
Read and noted with interest
Glad you liked it. It usually gets a visit when I have to go up to King's Lynn. Must try the seaweed ale when I next go there.
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