A nice picture of US Dave (related to Gary “US” Bonds no doubt) to lead the next instalment of Manc March 2/1/19.
Theoretically the half-way point, which we reached a mere half-hour behind schedule.
The “Trad” group had gone on ahead to the Turk, leaving their calling card on the lamp post.
We had time to admire the architecture, being cultured and all.
My photos and notes take a turn for the worse at this point, no doubt entirely due to the Blackjack craft murk at the Mackie.
So the Beermoth isn’t really the place to slow the pace over a 3.2% Mild, if such a thing exists.
I had the Fallen on cask (I think); Joan and Dave shared something 10% from Cloudwater. I was proud to have seen this Damascene conversion from cask to craft keg by our US visitors (joking, joking).
My third or fourth trip to Beermoth, and the third time I’ve left with little recollection but a warm feeling (not that one). Also the first time I’ve found a table, so obviously 3pm on 2 January is the time to come.
Dave said “I’m getting lacings” and complimented the fresh beer, Young Tom the cockerel lover recognised Dylan playing and clearly knew his beer. I think we shared a strong Torrside around.
The beer I’d had was firmly in the NBSS 3.5-4+ range on a quiet day. I need say no more to Leeds and London.
On to another modern bar. I would have stood in the middle of the road to take a shot of the Briton, but Paul has cornered that market.
Again, perfect timing saw us nab two tables by the bar and enjoy a late afternoon bustle you dream of.
I think they had pies, too.
An inadvisable pint, but a good choice, the Purple Moose another NBSS 4. Not an exciting range for 2018 Manchester, but rather different from the trad Wainwright/Cumberland/Unicorn from my last visit, which may have been in the last century.
On the home straight now.