As promised, Cambridge Railway Craft Beer. Well, very close to the train line anyway at the end of a dead end backstreet.
The Calverley Brewery Tap occupies a garage of the type I’ve been clearing recently to stock our church’s annual Mammoth Sale.
This year’s sale highlights include the following gems;
Mrs RM isn’t going to let me keep that gorgeous looking Mansfield bar towel, even after I stuck it in the tumble dryer for an hour.
But I come to praise the garage craft, not to SR6 it.
Calverley leads the cavalry charge towards a more diverse range of eating and drinking in late night Cambridge, albeit a decade behind Ancoats or Hackney.
On Friday night the makeshift bars and outside seating was packed with 25 to 35 year olds. You could have been in Winchester.
Not the most salubrious of settings, but that’s half the point. A great view of residential Cambridge life from the benches as you munch away on oregano pizza.
The beer is NEVER the reason to go to a pub, but the beer at Calverley was, again, remarkably good.
Particularly the cask stout, one of the tastiest dark beers I’ve ever had, and beautifully fresh (NBSS 4). And of course, despite CAMRA shenanigans, we are still free to pour our 6.4% organic Pale keg into our cask glasses and be stunned at how good beer can be, even when it’s not produced in a Wolverhampton factory.
Anyway, enough Cambridge craft. Back to Bradford BBB next.