IN CASE YOU WEREN'T AWARE THE OLYMPICS COMMENCES THIS FRIDAY.
AFTER THE WHOLE EMBARRASSING G4S DEBACLE AND THE CONCERNS AROUND THE WEATHER, IT MAY BE SHAPING UP QUITE NICELY. BUT, PERHAPS ED MILLIBAND'S RESOUNDING PRAISE OF DANNY BOYLES OPENING CEREMONY COULD BE A WORRYING PORTENT OF THINGS TO COME?
COMING UP WITH A SUITABLE NAME FOR THIS WEEK'S BEER HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT LIMITED BY THE OLYMPICS ACT 2006. I CAME ACROSS AN ARTICLE ON THE NET, WHICH GAVE SOME INTERESTING THOUGHTS AROUND THIS AREA - WHAT'S YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS?
LONDON CALLING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES,
THE GRAND HOTEL, BISHOP AUCKLAND
THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE HOLLY HILL INN, RICHMOND
THE CROSS KEYS, GAINFORD
THE FORESTERS, CARLTON IN COVERDALE
NUMBER 22, DARLINGTON
THE COVERBRIDGE, EAST WITTON
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE WHEATSHEAF, BORROWBY
THE STANWICK INN, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
The Mithril Ales alternative Tour De Beer started on Monday the 16th July, ended tonight and covered about 140 miles. Just in case my trusty Peugeot Partner wasn't able to make the arduous roads of both County Durham and North Yorkshire, Plan B for delivery involved a cycling friend with pins or casks strapped to him. Luckily, Plan B was not needed - but depending which of the following fine ale houses you go to you may see one, or both of the beer clips. Bon Voyage!
The Old Well, Barnard Castle
The Cross Keys, Gainford
The Ship Inn, Middlestone Village
The Crown, Mickleton
The Crown Inn, Manfield
The Quakerhouse, Darlington
The Old Yard Tapas Bar, Darlington
The Black Bull, Melsonby
The Tickle Toby, Northallerton
The Teesdale Hotel, Middleton In Teesdale