Malts: Pale Ale, Cara Gold
Hops: Sorachi Ace, US Cascade, Azacca (pellet)
Appearance: An unfined pale ale
Smell: Lemon, fruity and floral
Taste: Light citrus and mango with a hint of coconut
Comments: A light yet robust pale ale brewed with Sorachi Ace and Azacca hops to provide a wonderfully balanced and refreshing citrus taste with a hint of coconut and floral flavours.
This beer is named after the ‘oriental-gothic’ style pagodas on the top of our office building on Albion Row, Byker. A stylised Japanese pagoda (a Geordie pagoda) as per those on the Ouseburn School building is shown on the bottle label.
The school was built in 1893 with, it’s rumoured, hefty donations from industrial giants, Armstrong and Vickers, who were trying to impress the Japanese Navy who visited Tyneside with a view to buying battleships with steam generators.
We like to think we’ve continued the link between Newcastle and Japan by using Sorachi Ace hops in Geordie Pagoda.