28 May 2010

A REAL World Cup Beer

No, not the "World Cup of Beer" that was recently held in North Carolina.

Brewer Stephen Jones of Pratt Street Ale House, a native of England, of course pays more attention to the World Cup than to Major League Baseball or NFL (except that the latter two arguably produce more traffic for his establishment).  So I should have expected the following in my e-mail:

BULLDOG BITTER: Brewed to celebrate the World Cup ... a classic English Best Bitter, sessionable and thirst quenching, 4.3% abv, brewed with Halcyon Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Roasted Barley and Malted Wheat. Amber in colour, medium bodied with a balanced hop profile (Kent Goldings and English Fuggle). This will be available on draft and a limited number of casks, and will be $3/pint during the games @ The Pratt Street Ale House .... Three Lions on a shirt and a Bulldog spirit .... Come on England (though we'll probably lose to the US in the first game!!!)
Now I'm just waiting for some sarky American brewer to come up with a true American beer (probably an overhopped pale ale or extreme beer) to sell at that game called "Bulldog Biter".........