Monday, 18 June 2007

Mordue Workie Ticket

Mordue Workie TicketAfter much painstaking research I discover the actual meaning of the phrase behind the name Mordue Workie Ticket.

Workie ticket - nuisance or troublemaker (supposedly originated from men wanting to obtain their discharge from the Forces after the last war and who would thus misbehave or work their ticket in order to obtain a quicker de-mob. Hence, working your ticket, being awkward)

No awkwardness however from this ale from Mordue. The original Mordue Brewery was situated on Wallsend village green and run by Joseph Mordue, a brewer of distinction in the 19th Century. In 1995, over 100 years later, two brothers revived Joseph Mordue's superb ales, their range of beers gaining both local and national awards.

Workie Ticket is a tasty, complex beer with malt and hops throughout and a long, satisfying bitter finish. Well worthy of the title 'Champion Beer of Britain' award 1997.

  • ABV 4.5%
Tasting Notes: This sturdy ale is consistently good from head to finish and while not overly rich offers a pleasant blend of caramel and chestnut flavours. With a hint of plum and raisin, a malty brew with a reddish orange colour. I found this quite an earthy ale with familiar toffee and caramel malt.

Buy Mordue Workie Ticket: On draught in pubs and bottled.

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