Food & Drink Reviews
Tyne & Beer
CentrAle is an independent craft beer and local ale bottleshop located in Newcastle Central Station and it’s overflowing with the good stuff.
Specialising in local produce, around 70% of CentrAle’s beers are from the north-east, spread around 40 micro-breweries from Newcastle, County Durham and Northumberland. A thriving micro-brewery community provides the full range of beers, from traditional ales right through to modern craft beers. These are supplemented with rotating guest beers from the rest of the UK and around the world. Also stocked are a fine selection of local spirits with over twenty north-east gins, three vodkas and a rum from Alnwick. Their wines are unique in Newcastle with English wine from Ryedale Vineyards (near Malton, North Yorkshire), which are the nearest wine producers to Newcastle, and Domain De Palejay French wines from an estate on the Rhone opposite Chateauneuf Du Pape, but run by an ex-pat Geordie. Several local nibbles are also stocked including snacks from Gateshead’s Manomassa (flavoured tortillas) and Cheeky P’s (flavoured chickpeas), local chocolate from Chocolate Smiths, flavoured cashew nuts from Dickie’s Nutz (Consett) and Bernie Bumm’s (Newcastle based) hot sauces and extremely hot peanuts. CentrAle are located within Newcastle Central Station, near the ticket office on platform 12 next door to Sainsbury’s, and, needless to say, you don’t have to be travelling anywhere in order to pop in and pick up the top of the hops when it comes to local booze.
CentrAle, unit 11, Newcastle Central Station. centralebeer.com