Saturday, July 26, 2008

7/26/08

I was unable to take a good picture of it, but this morning when I went to go to the grocery, there was a full blown spiderweb spanning the whole of my side window. Very creepy.



Today healds yet another great moment in history, the return of POG. And not, as you might think by a bunch of drunk college students (which is how every other comeback has originated) but by two childlike peoples (10 and 12) who showed a genuine intrest and excitement about the subject!



OK, well the beer didn;'t hurt when it came to the POG playing.

Today's selected brew is on the far left above, the back of it's bottle reads:


Ebulum- elderberry black ale


Introduced to Scotland by Welsh Druids in the 9th Century, elderberry ale was part of the Celtic Autumn Festivals where the ale was passed round for the people of the village. This recipe was taken from a 16th Century record of domestic drinking in the Scottish Highlands. In medieval times elderberries were used in various concoctions and are known to be high in fruit tannins and oils. It is a rich black ale with fruit aroma, soft texture, roasted grain and red wine flavours, with a gentle finish.
Ingredients Malted barley bree, elderberries, roasted oats & barley and hops.
You can check it out at
heatherale.co.uk

It was actually fairly amazing, I'm pretty sure there was still some druid shit in there. Upon first sip it was gross. Second sip provided a more... intersting flavor... The thrid sip was almost pleasant. By the time we had drank most of a bottle, it was great. Def not a natural beer.

1 comment:

Kat said...

The Fraoch heather ale is tasty also. It's my new favorite, and the guy on the bottle, drinking on horseback, is TOTALLY in the Royal Scottish Museum here. They have whole displays on artifacts dedicated to drinking. It's pretty sweet.