Friday, February 11, 2011

Homebaked Shakespeare

Some Bleak Mid-Winter Spirits; or, What Would Leontes Drink?

Winter's Tale Ale


20l of unchlorinated water
3.2 kg amber malt extract
Yeast (eg Wyeast 1968 Londin ESB style or 1084 Irish Age)

450g crystal malt speciality grain
115 to 130g bittering hops

dash of bitterness

One steep'd spider


Brew for nine months. Add spider at the last minute. Bottoms up!

And for Antigonus....

•Sicilian Kiss Cocktail

Pour both ingredients into 1 ounce shot glass. Take as a beer chaser (or drink if being chased by a bear).

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