A pint to be proud of

Fancy A Pint? The retirement project to sample a pint of beer or cider brewed or fermented in each county in the United Kingdom. #19

IMGP5844County: Conwy

What is it called? Welsh Pride

Who made it? Conwy Brewery, Llysfaen. http://www.conwybrewery.co.uk

What is it? A copper-coloured bitter

Alc Vol: 4.3%

What it says on the label: “Orange citrus/malt aroma with sweet, nutty, malty finish.”

Food combination: “Light lunches such as Ploughmans and Pork Pies.”

Retired Bloke Verdict: First, let’s clear up any confusion about the county. Conwy is a fairly new creation from the most recent reconfiguration of local government in Wales. Slightly older readers will be more familiar with Gwynedd. Readers of Retired Bloke vintage will fondly remember Caernarfonshire. Now for the beer: it was everything it said on the label. A lovely pint (and not just because I drank it after the first day of the great garden planting adventure – see below).

Fancy another? Yes, definitely.

It’s Not About The Beer: The house named in the Guinness Book of Records as The Smallest House in Britain (3.05m x 1.8m) can be found on Conwy quay. And golfing types may be interested to discover that golf was first played in Wales at Conwy Morfa, a marshy spit of land on the west side of the Conwy estuary.

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