The Brunswick Inn, Derby is not not a pub its also a Brewery , a temple to real ale , so as Nick continues my real ale education we stopped in on our way to see Richard Herring perform at the Assembly rooms.
With a choice of 16 real ales and ciders from the handpumps , I was almost overwhelmed but after the success of a pale ale last week I steeled myself up to try a darker brew and opted to try a local Bramble Stout . Check out the designed to appeal to the ladies blackbird and bramble label. This beer is not brewed on the premises but pretty close from Burton on Trent Burton Brewery
The stout was strong and dark , I was worried a dark ale might have a bitter aftertaste but it was light and refreshing though wasn’t quite getting the taste of blackberry’s or even blackbirds it was very drinkable .
The Brunswick Inn does do good food too but we opted for a quick bar snack for £1 a large wedge of Pork or Huntsmans Pies we opted to share a wedge of Huntmas pie , layers of pork , chicken and stuffing . Definitely beats a bag of crisps.
I was flicking through the local paper where the big news from the G20 conference was not the protests but the fact that president Obama drank Buxton water it made the local paper .In also made the national newspapers with the Telegraph reporting that this advertising could be worth 35 million
I stayed in Buxton a few months ago for a wedding and was fortunate enough to have a window overlooking the source in Buxton Spring in town, where from Dawn til dusk you can watch people filling gallon bottles of the stuff for free.
The water emerges at a temperature of 27.5º centigrade regardless of the weather. During its long underground passage, from a depth of 1500 metres, the water filters through the ancient limestone of the Peak District, acquiring a natural balance of minerals during its long journey. This does give a delicious mineral taste
This warmth makes the water more vigorous and thrusts it outwards away from the source. This protects it from any contamination from the surface water. The entire process naturally purifys the water
So is this a heartwarming local story , well ok Buxton is owned by large multinational Nestle , and it was a plastic bottle my personal bugbear, tap water in the country is drinkable to fill a glass bottle or jug- Save the planet from plastic. Still at least it wasn’t Evian.