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756: The Alnwick Brewery | Amber Ale

The brewery: "The Alnwick Brewery Company Limited initially started to brew beer in Alnwick from around 1750’s from a site in the town’s Dispensary Street. Sadly, in the 1960’s the buildings were pulled down before they could be listed, and the brewery temporarily closed only to be relaunched again in 2005 by the son of the original brewery’s last managing director. In 2013 the business was acquired by the Harry Hotspur group who also merged into it the significant brewing skills and brewery of another local brewer (namely the former VIP Brewery at Hawkhill)."

The beer: "A notable ale of light copper colour, pleasing bitterness with a refreshing citrus aftertaste. A medium bodied session-able ale, brewed with English crystal malt. Served best at a refreshing 12*c and below. Mainly drank alongside lighter meals such as seafood dishes and traditional meals such as grilled chicken and pasta."

I didn't find the citrus aftertaste too strong - just as well as, as regulars will know, I'm not a fan. This was good, not too strong either, a good session ale.

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