5.2% ABV OATMEAL AND TONKA BEAN STOUT
FANTASTIC DEPTH OF DARK CHOCOLATE OVER COFFEE AND VERY LIGHT NOTES OF VANILLA, SOUR CHERRY AND CINNAMON. GOOD BODY, MOCHA HEAD, AND A VERY PLEASING SWEET BITTER BALANCE.
Cushy Butterfield is the second adopted “Tyneside Anthem” after the Blaydon Races, and also by Geordie Ridley, his last song, circa 1862. It was the wonderful chorus that inspired the name for our first Stout.
It is really a lament by a Keelman over his unrequited love for a Whitening-stone Seller; the stone, made of baked clay or “yella clay” was used to clean and decorate the stone steps leading up to the front door of the many terrace houses in the area. Ridley had to leave for a while when the song initially caused consternation with the actual stone sellers. Here is the first verse and chorus (we’ve printed guitar chords beside the lyrics on our Cushy Butterfield bottles).
Aw’s a broken hearted keelman and Aw’s owerheed in luv
Wiv a yung lass in Gyetshead an’ aw caals her me duv;
Her nyem’s Cushy Butterfield, an’ she sells yella clay,
An’ her cusin is a muckman, an’ they caal him Tom Gray.
She’s a big lass an’ a bonny lass,
An’ she likes her beer;
An’ they caal her Cushy Butterfield,
An’ aw wish she was here.
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Ingredients: Water, Barley Malt, Oats, Hops, Tonka Beans, Yeast