Special ale created for Selby Abbey's medieval day

Canon John Weetman celebrates with a glass of Benedict’s Brew at Selby Abbey watched by Susan Simpson from the Brown Cow Brewery

Canon John Weetman celebrates with a glass of Benedict’s Brew at Selby Abbey watched by Susan Simpson from the Brown Cow Brewery

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A SPECIAL ale called Benedict's Brew has been produced for a medieval day to be held at a North Yorkshire abbey later this month.

The beer has been created by local brewery, Brown Cow Brewery of Barlow, for Selby Abbey, which will stage the Medieval Day next Wednesday.

The vicar, Canon John Weetman, has been presented with the first bottle for sampling and approval at a special ceremony held at the abbey.

Brewing was a major part of monastic life in medieval days and the brewery will put on an exhibition next Wednesday showing how beer would have been brewed in those days and how it is created today.

Other attractions of the medieval day , which runs from 10 am to 5 pm, will include drama, music, wood turning, pottery, archery, birds of prey, a medieval bouncy castle, medieval style refreshments and a stained glass exhibition. Admission is free.

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10:27am Wed 20 Aug 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

I suppose the 'medieval day' will be the beer's Sel-by date?
I suppose the 'medieval day' will be the beer's Sel-by date? Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 3

11:25am Wed 20 Aug 14

CHISSY1 says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
I suppose the 'medieval day' will be the beer's Sel-by date?
A very poor attempt at being funny.
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: I suppose the 'medieval day' will be the beer's Sel-by date?[/p][/quote]A very poor attempt at being funny. CHISSY1
  • Score: -2

1:20pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
I suppose the 'medieval day' will be the beer's Sel-by date?
A very poor attempt at being funny.
And it's necessary for you to comment, as a result?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: I suppose the 'medieval day' will be the beer's Sel-by date?[/p][/quote]A very poor attempt at being funny.[/p][/quote]And it's necessary for you to comment, as a result? Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Blimp says...

Good one Ignatius ... and somehow Chissy trying to be a bit superior just made it funnier.

Brilliant, love it! More please.
Good one Ignatius ... and somehow Chissy trying to be a bit superior just made it funnier. Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
  • Score: 0
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