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British Isles - Beartown

DK PublishingDK Publishing 2/07/2014 DKBooks


Congleton, Cheshire, England, CW12 3RH

Bear baiting was a popular pastime in Elizabethan Congleton, where the senior public offices were Mayor, Aletaster, and Bear Warden. A traditional song suggests the town even sold a rare bible in order to pay for a more aggressive combatant. The town’s brewery today was founded in 1994 and supports charities such as Asian bear rescue centers.

Kodiak Gold

beer style: Bitter
alcohol content: 4% ABV

A straw-colored quencher, with a citrus fruit nose, some biscuit malt on the palate, and a sharp bitterness.

Black Bear

beer style: Mild
alcohol content: 5% ABV

A strong, mild ale, dark ruby in color, with a subtle roast malt profile rising to a sweet finish.

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