New year, new beer
New Year is all about new beginnings, fresh starts and trying something different.
Although it’s become something of a tradition for many people take a vow of abstinence during ‘Dry January’, this year a group of real ale enthusiasts has asked people to ‘try’ instead of ‘dry’, with their ‘Tryanuary’ Twitter campaign. The project asks people to discover and try an independent, local real ale in January and to share their review using hashtag #tryanuary. It’s certainly a refreshing way to start the New Year!
Park Your Thirst
Real ale has had a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and it was this appetite for locally-crafted beer that led the Lake District National Park to team up with Keswick Brewing Company to create a specially brewed real ale – Park Your Thirst.
On sale in the café and shop at Brockhole or via the brewery’s website, the 3.9 per cent golden beer was created by the Keswick-based craft brewery using water from the Lakeland fells and is described as having a subtle citrus flavour and aroma.
It’s already been given a ‘cheers’ of approval by mountaineer and CAMRA contributor, Alan Hinkes OBE, who described Park Your Thirst as ‘the most perfect refreshing post walk pint’.
Celebrate 60 years of volunteering
Park Your Thirst has been launched to celebrate 60 years of volunteering in the national park, with 10 pence from every bottle sold going towards the continued, generous work of its 500 volunteers.
So not only will the beer tantalise your taste buds – you are supporting the volunteers that give so much of their free time to help manage and protect the Lake District.