It’s a beautiful day here in Southampton, it’s lunchtime, and I thought I would wander into the Platform Tavern in Southampton for a pint of the localest of local beer, brewed next door at the Dancing Man Brewery.
Imagine my dismay to find that they didn’t have any. None at all. Zero. Zip. Nada. Diddly squat.
I’m sure that this is a rare occurrence- it must be! They’re proud to advertise that they serve Dancing Man beer, it was just bad timing.
I decided to console myself with half a pint of Pirate Bitter from Twisted Brewing, based in Westbury (about an hour and a half away).
Tasty, to be sure, although possibly served a tad cold for a bitter. I would say that it’s a good representative of the style, not bursting with citrus, but with a balanced bitterness from the hops that lingers. Easy drinking at 4.2% ABV.