Hop Talk #68: North Brewing Co.
It was super nice of Alex and the fine folks from North Brewing Co. to send us a couple beers to try! Since the recording of this episode I’ve had the rest of the beers they sent and they all were delicious! As we mentioned the last time we had one of their beers (on the show and likely just in general) was for the UK Sours show. That wasn’t too long ago but given how tasty these are it’s long enough! If you want to know a bit more about the history behind this brewery, you should check out this article about the North Bar, which is over 20 years old at this point! By the way, Leeds Beer Week (2019) is about to happen - if you happen to be in the area be sure to check out their website for information about the various goings on!
When we mentioned artist James Ockleford AKA Refold, there were a few names and terms I didn’t recognize. Turns out, hauntology is more of a philosophy than an art style? You should also check out Gary Hume and Wim Crouwel. I think I did say that I got a certain infographics kind of vibe and I can see it even more now.
As we mentioned on the show before, Blake is not only known as House of Stouts but also as Leedsfan119. He loves a certain futbol team, and talked to me about them quite a bit both before and during the episode. He mentioned the ‘93 away kit specifically, which you can take a look at here. Gotta love the blue and yellow color combo! Blake also mentioned The Square Ball, so I figured I’d link to that here as well.
I did a quick search about experimental hops, and while I agree with Blake’s guess that the hop field/plot number is what determines the name, I couldn’t easily find a confirmation of this. Fun fact, the HBC in the name of those used in the Leeds Beer Week IPA refers to Hop Breeding Company, where these particular strains were grown.
Forrest - Triple Fruited Gose
Blake - Triple Fruited Gose
See y’all next time!