White Horse Brewery’s Wayland Smithy didn’t disappoint. At 4.4%, very drinkable, maybe a tad stronger than the usual guest ‘summer session’ beers on the guest pump, but no-one in The White Swan was grumbling about that.
The brewers tell us “the power of the blacksmith is legendary, and this beer combines the best ingredients money can buy with the skills of the traditional brewer to create a hammering good beer”.
If you’re wondering about the blacksmith (or Wayland, come to that) nip over to wikipedia to read up on this Neolithic long barrow, which has it’s own very special atmosphere and plenty of associated local legends and superstitions. If you visit, remember to leave a gift for Wayland the Smith – perhaps a drop of your beer!