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523: Crossborders - Porter

20180324_182811The Brewery. There’s lots more on the website but here’s a taster: “1990 – Gary and Jonny meet, aged 9, at the Kinross after-school gulag and bond over custard creams and table football. Gary wins the football. Jonny eats most of the biscuits. Instant friends……….2010 – The boys decide to start a brewery. Jonny goes back to school, is told that he can’t repeat Primary Six a third time, so instead enrols at Heriot Watt to study Brewing and Distilling. Gary makes him his packed lunch in a Power Rangers lunch box…..2016 – Gary and Jonny officially launch Cross Borders Brewing Company in July 2016 at the Stockbridge Tap in Edinburgh. Gary works hard on the business paperwork; Jonny makes him his packed lunch in a carrier bag. He’d left the Power Rangers lunch box at work.”

The Beer: “Flavours of roasted coffee & chocolate with a helping of oats make this easy drinking porter extra smooth.”

Yes, it was easy drinking and yes it was extra smooth. A tasty Porter that I’d happily drink again. 4.2% A.B.V

The Brown Bear, Berwick-upon-Tweed. March 2018