As the sun beats down outside (not that I can see it as our office window is currently boarded up) I can’t but help wish away the week as I’m ready for a walk and a pint outside a pub.
It seems like so long ago since my last pint sat outside in the sun, when in reality it was a couple of days after the Black Sheep Beer and Food event We had just cut our planned hike short (read about it here) and called into the pub on the way back to where we had parked the car.
The pub in question was the Farmers Arms in Muker, as soon as I walked through the door I knew I just had to try the Muker Silver. It’s A blonde Helles style, refreshing ale. Bittered with Hallertau Northern Brewer hops bursting with Styrian Goldings for a real sharp flavour and aroma.
It sounded like just what I needed, I paid the cheery barman and left the cosy looking interior to go and bask in the lovely warm spring sun. The beer poured a crystal clear, light golden colour, glistening in the sun, the head bright white, almost blinding when reflecting the suns rays.
The beer smelled quite earthy and biscuity with a little bit of grass in there. in the mouth it was refreshing and light and hoppy . slightly woody with a lovely sharp bitter finish that really did leave me craving more.
Every now and then you get one of those moments where everything just clicks, the beer, the company, the weather, the birds tweeting, This was one of them, I could have happily sat there all day, drank the same beer and never left, It’s one of those moments I wish I was having right now.
PS if you are ever in the Dales then be sure to check out the Farmers Arms in Muker and the Kings Head in Gunnerside, they both sell Yorkshire Dales Brew Co beers, do some fab food and are walker friendly.