North Cotswold Brewery – Shag Weaver

WP_20150527_001What they say: A pale hoppy bitter brewed with a blend of three New Zealand hops. Appeals to both ale and lager drinkers alike. Also great with spicy food.Sounds a bit naughty but it’s not! The Brewery is located a few miles from Shipston on Stour a historic wool market town and staging post for stagecoaches. The name Shipston is derived from Scepwaeisctune, Old English for Sheep-wash-Town. “Shag” is an old English word meaning a heavy or rough woolenfabric. So Shagweaver literally means “wool weaver”

OK, but it didn’t particularly appeal to this ale drinker, but then regulars will know that I like my ale darker and not too hoppy. A good summer ale I guess  but at 4.5% A.B.V. not one to be taken lightly.

The Swan Inn, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. May 2015

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