Tuesday, 26 September 2017

City of Cambridge–Atom Splitter

20170711_142815What they say: “A golden ale bursting with hoppy flavours. Brilliant with Thai curries and other Asian foods”

The second of three beers from our old home town – well, city – was perhaps my least favourite. Not because of the quality which was superb but regulars will know golden ales are not generally my favourite. I bet the suggested food pairing would have been perfect though. 4.5% A.B.V. July 2017

City of Cambridge–Parkers Piece

20170711_142906What they say: “A dark rich coloured brew bursting with blackberry inspired fruitiness and a tangy aftertaste. Perfect with strong cheeses.”

The third beer from our old home town didn’t disappoint – a wonderful combination of flavours – my only regret was that I didn’t pair it with some strong cheese as suggested as that would have been truly delicious. I’ll be sure to put that right when I can get hold of some more. 5.0% A.B.V. July 2017.

Monday, 25 September 2017

City of Cambridge – Boathouse Bitter

20170711_142743What they say: “Aroma characteristics evoke treacle, coffee and even hints of raisin. Brilliant with pork scratchings, peanuts and ready salted crisps”

The first of three beers from our home town procured during our extended stay in the summer was delicious – everything I want in a bitter  and it’s strength makes it a good session beer too. 3.7% A.B.V July 2017.