Guest beer – Portobello Star

IMG_0803Well, the arrival of this beer on the pump led to a bit of a barney about the term “craft ale” … “not strictly real ale”, muttered someone. Gasp! We don’t know about that, but we know a good beer, here in The White Swan, when we have one in our pint glass – and this is a good ‘un – and, at 4.3% ABV, eminently drink-able.

From the Portobello Brewing Company, from their core range, and the first beer they brewed, Star is described as an ‘amber craft ale’: “a smooth, balanced bitter, which is deliciously floral with lovely coffee notes at the very end. We love it & we’re never going to stop brewing it”. Sound like a plan to us.