Hello everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend, it certainly was a glorious one.
I was very lucky to try out some new refreshing beers that I’ve never come across before, they all certainly did taste absolutely tremendously.
Today, though I want to talk about a superb Cask Ale that is brewed in Staffordshire and I have personally tried this beer many times because it’s so gorgeous.
This post today is a Cask Ale review on – Titanic Brewery – Plum Porter -4.9% ABV
Plum Porter is a classic, British porter that is proudly brewed by Titanic Brewery which is based in the county of Staffordshire, within Stoke On Trent in the village of Burslem.
The brewery was established in 1975 and their goal is to brew exceptional great beer.
At first, the brewery was only producing a small amount of 7 barrels a year, but now after becoming hugely successful the brewery is producing up to 4 million pints per year.
That is completely astonishing!
Two beer-loving brothers, Keith and Dave Bott are at the helm of Titanic Brewery and they both decided to buy the brewery and run it themselves.
Keith and Dave have been running the brewery now for almost 45 years, that to me shows true total passion towards the brewing industry.
I’ve been to this brewery a couple of times in the past when I helped one of my former work colleagues to deliver some beer, the scale of the whole site is enormous, it’s like a massive U shaped industrial estate which all belongs to Titanic Brewery,
The brewery has become so profitable, that they even have their owned pubs which are situated around the city of Stoke On Trent, here are just a couple of pubs that the brewery owns.
The Bulls Head – Burslem
The Royal Exchange – Stone, Staffordshire
Now, I am going to move away from the brewery side of things now, there is more to tell but I am in the process of doing a write up on Titanic Brewery, which will be available soon.
Plum Porter has been listed as the most popular brought beer around the UK, whether if this is a customer buying a pint or a landlord buying a barrel, it has just become increasingly popular.
Around Burton Upon Trent, Plum Porter is very popular, it has appeared in many bars that I’ve been in to – The Coopers Tavern, The Last Heretic and The Lord Burton.
This cracking beer has also been a dominance when it comes to beer awards, in total it has won 17 awards – WOW that’s a lot, but in my eyes, I can see why!
Here are just a few of some of the awards this beer has picked up:
Gold Award – 2014 – CAMRA West Midlands
Gold Award – 2015 – Champion Beer Of Britain
Gold Award – 2015 – CAMRA West Midlands Beer Of The Year
You have got to admit this is hugely a successful real ale which of course started off small but has now grown over the years and even today it’s still growing.
I think from just writing the history section of this awesome beer, it’s making my mouth water, I would just love to have a pint of it now right in front of me (Haha).
An all well-rounded porter with fruity, sweet notes over a backdrop of hoppy flavour. Deep red in colour but not within the taste, the plum flavour lightens the deepness on the palate.
Plum Porter is widely available in Cask Ales, Bottles or even Craft Keg Ale.
As I said earlier, I’ve come across this real ale many of times before in a variety of pubs.
Now, the most recent time I’ve tried this beer was last year when I was with Isobel and we had been to the Monkey Forest at Trentham which is on the outskirts of Stoke On Trent.
Isobel decided that we should go to the Trentham Village Estate, now, I have been here before but that was when I was like 3 years old, so it was a massive blur back then.
Isobel mentioned to me when we arrived that there is a Craft Ale Bar onsite and because we were doing the Trentham Gardens on the same day, I insisted once we finished the gardens that I wanted to check out this craft bar.
Just look how amazing and cute the gardens look, I would love to have something like this on my back garden.
I couldn’t thank Isobel enough for selecting us to come here, it was such a lovely date!
After having our romantic couple walk around the lake, which in my mind was very lovely indeed, especially we got to spend the day together, we headed to the craft bar.
When we arrived, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, it was beautiful, it was a pleasant shack style garden house with a bar in it, at this point I did mention to Isobel that I would adore having something like this in our house.
I would call our bar – Swalster’s Tapp
Next, because this was a craft bar, there were no cask ales, but the bar did provide Craft Keg Ales and this was when I came across Titanic Plum Porter.
I mean I’ve seen this before no end of times on Cask form, but never on draught form, I thought it was only right to try a half and Isobel went for something out of the fridge.
The Plum Porter was tremendous, it was completely so fruity and sweet.
I could physically taste the plums every time I took a sip, the aftertaste was so refreshing.
This did make me realise that this beer, in my opinion, tastes so much better in a Keg, there are more vibrant flavours and chillness of the beer just makes it completely sweeter and fruitier.
It was a perfect half, I finished off my last bit of my porter, then me and Isobel headed back home!
PERFECT DATE and PERFECT BEER!
What an outstanding beer Titanic Brewery has brewed, it’s just beautiful and I have to highly recommend it to you.
The awards do prove what a sensational beer this is and I truly can’t wait to get my hands on some more of this Plum Porter.
I am also really looking forward to going back to the Craft Bar in Trentham and trying some more of the glorious Plum Porter on Draught.
This beer is totally awesome and will always be one of the best.
Have a fantastic week
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