Wednesday, 26 October 2016

London Craft Beer Review: Gallows Gold from The Park Brewery

Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's London craft beer review is for Gallows Gold from The Park Brewery.

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Gallows Gold was, indeed, gold. Fairly floral. Basil, dill, elderflower, some maltyness, and faint touch of fennel. This is one of four beers I tried at the Westow pub in Crystal Palace.

I recommend going to Crystal Palace and going to the park. You will see things like this:



And this:


Which is what the people of mid-nineteenth century Great Britain thought dinosaurs looked like. These date from the time of Darwin and Queen Victoria and there is a whole sculpture park full of them.

You may also see wild parakeets which have been resident in south London since something like the 1950s. That is some tropical SHIT going on right there folks. Fucking PARAKEETS in London.

There are a few neat places to eat in Crystal Palace which is a suburb in the midst of gentrification. So there is a mix. We went into the Westow which, from the outside, looks proper spit and sawdust but that it is actually all show. They have six or seven guest ales on as well as some interesting choices in lagers on tap. The food is a bit pretentious but good and reasonably priced.

We sat behind a table of students and I can't tell you how disappointed I am in the youth of today. I think they were all drinking diet coke.

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