Friday, 12 August 2016

Somerset Craft Beer Review: Boys of 66 from Cottage Brewing Co.

Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Somerset craft beer review, and controversial socio-historical commentary, is for Boys of 66 from Cottage Brewing Co.

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Boys of 66 was amber bitter. A bit meh to be honest. Not quite fruity, not quite hoppy, not quite herbal. In between all of these things with a little bit of dill or fennel and apple.

For those of you who may be confused by this pump clip, I am now going to explain (and upset a few people no doubt).

There are two things the British have never really been able to get over: Losing the Empire and sucking at Soccer (a game they claim to have invented). Oops, sorry, I mean FOOTBALL. They're the reasons I suspect that many of us binge drink, hate Europe, and like eating fish and chips in the pouring rain.

In 1966, England defeated Germany to achieve their first and only World Cup title in the sport of Foot Ball. It seems an odd thing to memorialise. We memorialised the start of the Great War and the end of the Battle of Britain. Because those things are over and will never come again. This just makes it look like England have given up.

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