Friday, June 13, 2008

Days of the Beer, June 15

Today's beer is Carlsberg.

When most people think of Danish beers, they think of either Tuborg, or Carlsberg. It doesn't really matter which one you think of, they are both owned by Carlsberg. So why are we going to drink a Carlsberg today?

On June 15, 1219, the Dannebrog fell from the sky. The Dannebrog is the oldest national flag in the world, and it's the flag of Denmark. According to the legend, during the Battle of Lyndanisse in Estonia, the flag fell from the sky and right after that happened, the Danes won.

June 15 is also Denmark's flag day, go figure. So, to honor those wacky Danes with their flags that fall from the sky, go get yourself a beer made in Denmark! They claim Carlsberg is the best beer in the world, they claim God gave them their flag. What more could you ask for on June 15.

(If you want a really good beer from Denmark, go get yourself a Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. But you didn't hear it from me)

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