God fredag alla sköna, det lackar mot jul!
Idag hade jag tänkt sätta ihop en jättefin ny text till "Nu är det jul" men det Ridgeway Brewing med Peter Scholey på topp har skrivit om sina julöl är svårsslaget så ni får hålla tillgodo med deras ord på engelska, ganska underhållande måste jag säga. Får jag välja så tar jag gärna en Insanely Bad Elf till lite lagarde hårdostar m hög sälta typ Parmesan & Santas Butt till en krämig grönmögel typ St.Agur
Vi har 5 olika julöl från dem (12-pack), i BS och de är alla klassiska vid det här laget så, here it goes!
Bad Elf English Strong Ale 6% - SB.89063 - 37,70kr
'Tis a heavy hand what adds the hops to this festive golden ale. Truth be told, there's near to three pounds of fresh hops goes in every barrel of this treasured brew. Pull up a sturdy chair, let's fill up yer best flagon with the season's finest natural ale, and I'll tell you a dark tale of elf and woe. 'Ere's to your elf!
Very Bad Elf Strong Amber Ale 7,5% - SB.89038 - 41,80kr
"Is it just my imagination," queried old Santa, surveying the scene, "or is my Elf only getting worse and worse every year? What's next? Seriously Bad Elf, I'll wager. Mark my words." This Very Bad Elf is one fine ale - rich, hardy and flavourful, brewed to an original 1795 Thames Valley recipe, with a very special pale amber malt that is rarely used nowadays, and balanced by a modest addition of English Fuggle aroma hops. 'Ere's to your elf!
Criminally Bad Elf Barley Wine 10,5% - SB.88470 - 47,90kr
It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, of course - wrong place at the wrong time...but Claus was soon back on the street with the polite apologies of the authorities - no questions asked. All’s well that ends well, surely, but still, the reporters wanted to know...it takes its toll, doesn’t it? "Indeed" sighed Claus, "my elf is going crazy, and I fear I shall soon go crazy as well." And with that he hoisted a great flagon of his favorite Barley Wine-style ale, silently contemplating the future and straining to remember why he got into this particular line of work in the first place.
Insanely Bad Elf Imperial Red Ale 11,2% - SB.88691
"My goodness," muttered Claus, recalling his visit to the Institute, "the restrictive outerwear, the padded room - even padded Christmas tree ornaments. Horrifying ! Yet the little chap seems happier than he's ever
been." Claus took a thoughtful sip of a most warming red ale. "Perhaps sanity is over-rated... Ho,ho,ho!"
Santas Butt Porter 6% - SB.89171 - 38,70kr
This special holiday porter is made for winter - rich and warming, the way they like it at the North Pole. It was inspired by this famous line from a well-loved children's storybook: "And Santa sat on his great butt, enjoying a hardy brew..." In case you find that amusing, the brewer hastens to point out that "butt" refers to a certain sized barrel customarily used for beer. Still snickering, eh? Get your mind out of the gutter, or Santa will be skipping your home entirely this year.