Why aye man! I spent my formative years drinking Federation Ale in the Easington Working Mens club where all my relatives drank before going on shift at the mine when it was still open. Big swallow country I think they called it. I was up in the North east 2 years ago visiting Holy Island and riding through Northumbria and Yorkshire. Bloody lovely country up there. Well head north on this trip as our eldest just moved to Edinburgh for work.