Take a tour of Newcastle’s Wylam Brewery, its history and range of distinctly modern UK craft beers.
There once was a man who peddled his wares. From town to town the people declared: Beware! He’s an awful sort, his poultices are deadly, if you take a sip, the price will surely be heavy! Look at these Jakeheads, their backs broken by greed, he’ll give you what you want but not what you need. The cure is a ruse, a sorry excuse – the pure ethanol inside will render your body no use!
Foreboding fables and thrilling folklore flood through the flavourful and especially safe-to-drink creations born inside the resplendent architecture of Wylam Brewery. Their Jakehead IPA is a prime example, named after the macabre colloquialism attached to those afflicted with irreparable spinal injuries thanks to a travelling ‘medicine man’ by the name of Dr. Jakes and his fraudulent tincture.