Monday, October 24, 2011

#48. Old White Swan, 80 Goodramgate, York

Completing our crawl of Goodramgate, we ended at the Old White Swan, a large pub with a good selection of beers.

After much deliberation and conversation with the bartender about why he ended up living in York, I chose an Unfined Confidence, from the Moor Beer Company of Somerset. Bridgwater, Somerset is where my mom's dad was born.

Also on tap was a Leeds Ale, which made me think of my dad's dad: Grandpa Ovans was born in Glasgow, but went to school at Dauntsey's in Wiltshire, and lived in Leeds just before his family emigrated to Canada. My parents were always buying grandpa the All Creatures Great and Small books by James Herriot for him as gifts because it was about Yorkshire, which he loved.

Did you know there is a cheat-sheet for bartenders on the other side of the tap? At least for some beers. Sorry about the poor focus.

For those of you scoring at home, that was four pubs in one day in York.

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