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Top 5 Beers of All Time

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Harvey's Sussex Best
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Hop Back Summer Lightning
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Purple Moose Dark Side of the Moose
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Flowerpots IPA
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jVS by www.joomess.de.

The New Hop Monster "CRYSTAL"

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Coming soon to a great pub somewhere near you..

The War to end all Wars.

My gratitude and thanks to the authors, artists and writers from which the subject matter below is taken.

This ale along with Lest... has been brewed by George's Brewery to commemorate the start of the great war, World War 1, August 4th 1914.

A war like no other, lessons were scarred on to the memories of those that witnessed it, very few remain of the soldiers that fought in it, no one could have predicted the sheer horror of that most regretable time with over 15 million dead as a direct result of the conflict making this war the deadliest in the history of our planet.

The pump clip features a passage from the poem The Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon written in September 1914 and used always at Armistice day services across the globe.

Robert Laurence Binyon

George's Brewery is donating £5 from each and every cask we sell of "Lest..." & "The Fallen" to The Royal British Legion for there continued support of servicemen and women that have fought for our country. We have around 34 casks of each beer so it should be a tidy sum. More on that nearer the event.

I will leave you with the poem DULCE ET DECORUM EST written by Wilfred Owen 1893-1918, quite possibly the greatest ever war poet. It describes most graphically a man dying from gas poisening. For me it gives all the reasons I will ever need to understand why we should never ever forget.

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,

Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,

Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs

And towards our distant rest began to trudge.

Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots

But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;

Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots

Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! – An ecstasy of fumbling,

Fitting the clumsy helmet just in time;

But someone still was yelling out and stumbling,

And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime . . .

Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,

As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,

He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace

Behind the wagon that we flung him in,

And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,

His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;

If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood

Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,

Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud

Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,

My friend, you would not tell with such high zest

To children ardentfor some desperate glory,

The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est

Pro patria mori.

 

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori: Translation:

 'It is sweet and proper to die for one's country'.

 

 

 

Lest we forget..

HH.

 


 

 

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