If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 1,700 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Beers on our York trip (first one 2015)

Last week we had our first visit to York this year, the trip is covered here, and as last year, also included is a train trip to Harrogate for the day. I did not have as many new beers as I though I would but never mind.

Little Valley, Tod's Blond from England

Little Valley, Tod's Blond, England

5.0% pale amber or deep gold colour with a thin head, malty hoppy bitter aroma, fruity malty hoppy bitter taste, the photo is a bit blared though. This was the first one I had on this trip and I did't have a camera with me.

Ainsty Ales, Flummoxed Farmer from England.

Ainsty Ales, Flummoxed Farmer, England. Ainsty Ales, Flummoxed Farmer, England.

4.0% gold colour with a thin head, it had a hoppy aroma and taste. This is a bottle we got in York and had back at the van that night.

Next day was spent in Harrogate, and the first beer I had had before but the second one that day was new.

Black Sheep, Blind Side from England.

Black Sheep, Blind Side, England.

4.3% amber colour with a nice head, not much aroma but with a bitter woody taste. The Rugby World cop has started and this is one beer to go with that.

I had another couple we had before, before getting another new one at the train station.

Arbor, Half-Day IPA from England.

Arbor, Half-Day IPA, England

5.2% gold colour with a good head, it was okay but a bit too hoppy. Dot also had a new one in there as well.

Bernard, Světlé Pivo from the Czech Republic.

Bernard, Světlé Pivo, Czech Republic

3.8% gold colour with a nice head, not a bed larger, although I am not sure Dot liked it.

I also had one back at the van as well.

Ainsty Ales, Wankled Waggoner from England.

Ainsty Ales, Wankled Waggoner, England Ainsty Ales, Wankled Waggoner, England

4.5% gold colour with a good head, not much aroma with a rather fizzy hoppy taste.

Next day we called in at the beer tent but the price put us off, we did have the one however.

Leeds, Midnight Bell from England.

Leeds, Midnight Bell, England.

4.8% black in colour with a good head, it had a poor aroma but a sweet fruity taste, not too bad.

Next day we only had Sam Smiths beers covered on here before, so the next new beer was the day after.

Ilkley, Lotus IPA from England.

Ilkley, Lotus IPA, England

5.6% gold colour with a good head, hoppy aroma and a sweet beer taste.  I had two though.

Elland, 1872 Porter from England.

Elland, 1872 Porter, England

6.5% black in colour with a good head, a coffee aroma and taste with some bubblegum?

Next day the trip was over.