“Oh no, he’s not going to write about beer is he ?” I hear Dick and Dave groan.
Only a bit. But I did want to show this picture of a proper “scummy head” on a beer I scored 5 (only the eighth this decade, fact fans).
To be honest, I had a few less than stellar pints of their ever-changing range too, so I’m pleased they’re only suppling the cask to outlets they trust, even if that means a lot is going to micro pubs and beer shops.
Luckily, the Maypole is a Proper Pub.
I reckon this and the Blue are the best places for quality cask in Cambridge, even if I baulk at a quantity of pumps that normally spells trouble.
Tipping up four days into “Cloudwater launch“, I had a choice of two.
Yes, it really was £5.80 for the India Porter, the only possible choice.
Cambridge is an expensive city, £4.50 for Landlord and a fiver a pint for the stronger crafty stuff in several pubs.
Anyway, that’s what a pint should look like if you ask me.
It was nectar, obviously. Read Tandleman for the tasting notes.
I drank it much quickly. Much too quickly for a £5.80 pint.
But what next ? Will I be able to buy it next week, in Cambridge or London or Manchester ? That’s the question.