The Almasty or Alma (Mongolian: Алмас/Almas, Bulgarian: Алмас, Chechen: Алмазы, Turkish: Albıs), Mongolian for "wild man", is a purported hominid cryptozoological species reputed to inhabit the Caucasus and Pamir Mountains of central Asia, and the Altai Mountains of southern Mongolia. The creature is not currently recognised or cataloged by science. [ more here ]
So now you know.
Almasty is also an amazing craft ale brewery located in Shiremoor, Newcastle. It started last year & due to the super brewing skills of Mark, the ace graphic design (shouts to Linaker) and support from the well established booze mecca of The Free Trade Inn, it's the best thing to happen to ale in Newcastle since Brown Bottle.
Almasty held an open day last Saturday, a few photos below:
|A PAIR OF ALMASTY GROWLERS|
|THE CUSTOM GLASS IS CLASS, OBVS|
The open day itself was very chilled - a good selection of Almasty's current range (see below) plus wood fired pizzas, decent music, no mooks & pretty unbelievably for Shiremoor, actual North East sunshine. Perfect.
|A PROPER MENU|
As well as the booze & food, Paul aka Muro Buro was showing his print work, Super good. Head to his website to browse & buy.
So in brief, Almasty is ace. If you see if anywhere, check it out. It'll hopefully by available in places like Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool very soon. In the meantime, head to the Fair Trade.
Also, props to Mark for sorting out a celebrity guest on Saturday - Larry David!
Pretty, pretty good....
To keep up to date with what's going on with Almasty Brewing Co check out their Facebooks & Twitters...