Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Somerset Craft Beer Review: Ghost Train from Cottage Brewing

Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Somerset craft beer review is for Ghost Train from Cottage Brewing.

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Ghost Train was a red/brown. Mild and sweet malts. Lots of coffee. Fruity cherry and bitter almond. Almost a winter warmer! Very autumnal and cosy some cinnamon in there.

So as you can see, the Brits are not so precious about their beer names as other places seem to be. I had another beer called Ghost Train a few weeks before this and I can guarantee that there were probably a dozen other October beers called Ghost Train from other British Brewers.

I think the difference is the distribution model. Breweries like this tend to sell local and they sell in the cask. They don't need to worry about something else having the same name on a shelf somewhere. And this kind of beer is a seasonal or a one off. It's not interfering with a whole lot of mind share or brand identity.

Also, again WTF is up with that picture. It is clear on the bottom and blurry on top. How did I manage that?

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