Wine Rack, Skipton, September 2017

The next stop on the walking tour of Skipton saw us take a small detour for a spot of shopping. Despite being called Wine Rack, there’s a decent range of beer in here, lots of local stuff in cans and bottles, alongside some big names from home and abroad.

This photo was originally taken to taunt missing MOFAD drinking companion Steve, who had to pull out of the weekend at the last minute due to illness. So we merely wanted to show him what he was missing, and encourage him to get well soon, and enjoy some delicious beer.

Some tasty Belgians ilustrated above, alongside appropriate glassware. I picked up some good cans from Roosters and North Brewing, as well as an interesting cranberry sour from Cascade in the US. This was courtesy of Matt, who got it free with his purchase of  some of the rather wonderful Brooklyn Intensified Barrel Aged Coffee Porter.

Both that and the cranberry sour are not the kind of things I’d expect to find in a shop like this, the target market for those beers would not be many of the locals I suspect. Which explains why the cranberry sour was free – it just hadn’t sold.

So next time you see a branch of Wine Rack, take a trip back to 1987 (yes it is an 80s icon) and step inside. Invigorating surprises await.

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