Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Days of the Beer, December 16

The beer for today is Fullers London Pride.

On December 16, 1775, Jane Austen was born. Jane was an English novelist most famous for her books, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice.

Austen's books deal with the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. He books are concerned with moral issues. She published her books anonymously during her lifetime.

Jane died July 18, 1817; posthumously, it has been said she died of either Addison's disease, or Hodgkin's lymphoma.

As to the beer:

Fuller's was founded in 1845 at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, West London.

London Pride is a smooth and astonishingly complex beer with a distinctive malty base complemented by a rich balance of well-developed hop flavors from the Target, Challenger and Northdown varieties. London Pride is 4.1% alcohol by volume in cask (4.7% alcohol by volume for bottle and keg).
As well as producing beer, the brewery is famous for having the oldest wisteria plant in the UK.

So, for the Brit Jane Austen, who wrote Pride and Prejudice, have a Fuller's London Pride.

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