Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What Shakespeare Drank

William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon
In celebration of the 447th anniversary of the Bard of Avon's baptism on April 26, I present this interesting article published Oct 17, 2009 in Beer Connoisseur: HERE

Interesting that ale and beer were once considered two distinctly different beverages. These days, beer is the umbrella term. Two major types of beer are top-fermented ales and cold, bottom fermented lagers. Interesting, too, that the practice of adding hops to beer as the Germans did was resisted for so long by the English.

Bill would've turned his nose up at my favorite hop-bomb! To each his own, I suppose. Or, as the great Bard himself may have said, "But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes."