We were delighted to be able to visit Bromsgrove's first micropub, The Little Ale House, en route to Birmingham last weekend.
We received a very warm welcome from landlord Terry Bacon, regulars, and those who had travelled from a little further afield to enjoy The Little Ale House's excellent beers and what looked like very good pork pies. That's something to try next time we're in the vicinity.
Malvern Hills Brewery's Beacon Gold (3.7% ABV) and Byatt's Colombo, I found myself compelled to sample them both.
Bewdley Brewery's William Mucklow's Dark Mild (6% ABV), a great example of some of the more powerful milds that are finding favour these days. This is a regular at The Little Ale House at present.
The beers were all in great condition, and I hope that the building work that has closed Bromsgrove's Worcester Road to traffic for the time being will soon be completed. Extra credit to Terry for visibly advertising a discount for card-holding CAMRA members (I'm a lapsarian), and even going so far as to ask me, a first-time customer, if I was.
If you're in striking distance of this fine establishment, or even if you're not, do please do your part to support the micropub revolution and pay The Little Ale House a visit.