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Dark Island Beer: The Quest Must Continue

Dark Island Beer: The Quest Must Continue

Once again I have been on the trail of what is undoubtedly one of the best beers in the entire world, Orkney, Dark Island ale. This time my quest to savour a couple of pints of my favourite beer took me to Hoxton and the Eagle pub: not an easy journey from Kilburn, but never the less, the journey was worth it!

The missus was working late… so what is a guy meant to do. I know, he is meant to chill out and relax, take things easy and enjoy himself with pint a or two of good ale. It is after all the festive season, a time to be joyous and merry!

Old Street Underground Station, must be one of my least favourite tube stations in London: too many exits! Thankfully it only took me ten minutes to walk to the Egale from the station, which is incidentally a pretty decent pub: in fact I wouldn’t mind having this watering hole as my local – there was a good selection of cask ales and quality brews on tap. And the pub itself was characterful, there was a good ambiance, it wasn’t rammed full of people on a Saturday night and the bar staff were friendly…. what more could you want.

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Orkney Dark Island ale is one of life’s simple pleasures: the delicious roasted malt, dark chocolate and mixed fruit flavours of this awesome beer are perfect for my palate… I won’t even grumble too much about the £4.15 a pint cost, I was after all in the land of the hipster!