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Archive for April 23rd, 2009

Sure, I could think of more than two if hard pressed, but here we go.

It is St George’s Day. As an anglophile, I ought to observe this.

It is the 493th  birthday of the Reinheitsgebot. The Bavarian Duke Wilhelm IV made his decree in Ingoslstadt all those years ago. This means it has, in more recent times, been declared the day of German beer. Der Tag des deutschen Bieres.

This would imply an English lager, but I don’t have any drinkable beers in that category available. So there will be an English ale and a German lager tonight.

But not in a nice pub like this.

The White Lion, Manchester

The White Lion, Manchester

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Good news for those who enjoy the beers from Nørrebro in Copenhagen – and for those of us attending the festival next month. From Hill Farmstead blog:

Current oak aging includes Imperial Skargaards Porter in Cabernet barrels, Triple de Lente in Sauterne, CCC in Pinot and Merlot, Saison in Pinot, Oud Bruin, and SEVEN in Port and Bordeaux.  Within the next few weeks several more beers will be added to the mix. 

Some of these beers – especially the blended Saison/Drie Fonteinen beer, will debut at the Copenhagen beer festival next month.

I’ll be first in line!

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