Monday, October 13, 2008

Days of the Beer, October 13

The beer for today is Grumpy Troll Maggie Imperial IPA.

On October 13, 1925, Margaret Hilda Thatcher was born. Maggie was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. She was the first and only woman to be the prime minister.

Her tenure as PM was marked by defiant opposition to the Soviet Union, and her tough-talking earned her the nickname of "Iron Lady".

About the beer:

Big, bold, and British! O.G. 1080, 100 IBU's, AbV 8.5%. She is amber/copper in color with a strong persistent head. An intense hop aroma is deliverd by copious amounts of English Styrian Gold and Kent Goldings hops. She is full bodied with a strong sweet malty toffee/caramel backbone that supports the 4.3 pounds of hops per barrel making her a very bitter, but delectible woman.
So, for Maggie Thatcher, have the beer named for her... no, not the grumpy troll part, the Maggie part.

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