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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0810  Friday, 2 April 2004

[1]     From:   Stephen Dobbin <
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        Date:   Friday, 2 Apr 2004 07:55:21 +0100 (BST)
        Subj:   Re: Shakesbeer

[2]     From:   Peter Bridgman <
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        Date:   Thursday, 1 Apr 2004 03:20:15 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0797 Shakesbeer


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From:           Stephen Dobbin <
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Date:           Friday, 2 Apr 2004 07:55:21 +0100 (BST)
Subject:        Re: Shakesbeer

I think, after performing such exhaustive web research on our behalf,
SHAKSPER members ought to club together to fund a trip to the States for
Wan-yu Lin, to try the properties of:

 >'Three Wyches, ABV 4.4%, Triple Hopped for a magical
 >fragrance, A magic spell of hoppy flavours with a
 >soothing balm of toffee malt and a dry finish'.
 >
 >At 4.4% ABV I have great hopes of soon being able to
 >rename our intrepid researcher Wan-yu (Smi)Lin (The
 >Whole World Smiles With You!)

If the funds aren't forthcoming, however, I suggest a trip the town of
Clare, in Suffolk, and the Nethergate Brewery - who, by asserting a
direct line of descent from the brewery in the local Augustan Priory,
can claim a brewing history stretching back for 750 years!

Here Wan-yu can try Old Growler which, at 5.5% ABV is the nearest thing
to true Falstaffian porter he's likely to find. Then he can change his
PhD topic from 'Aspects of Teaching Shakespeare' (or whatever) to
'Shakespeare and Beer' which, let's face it, is going to be much more
fun to research and will also make him A LOT more popular on the
international Shakespeare lecture circuit. ("A lecture by Wan-yu Lin,
with free samples and practical hints in tasting, sponsored by Flowers
Brewery: a must for the serious scholar.")

Hmm..! Come to think of it, that's far too good an idea to throw out on
the web for free. Watch this space...!

Stephen Dobbin.

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From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Thursday, 1 Apr 2004 03:20:15 +0100
Subject: 15.0797 Shakesbeer
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0797 Shakesbeer

 >Isn't there a major brand called Falstaff?

Not in the UK, but we do have a beer called Brakspear that rhymes with
Shakespeare.  Nicholas Brakspear was the only English pope (Adrian IV)
and the brewery's logo includes a papal symbol - a bee.

Peter Bridgman

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