So I’m talking with my oldest son, Alex, on my laptop. It’s evening and he’s drinking from a big, funky-looking can. I ask him what it is, and he says it’s something his local beer seller recommended: Stiegl breakfast beer. I couldn’t find much about Stiegl on the web, though it appears to be the Budweiser of Austria.
After a bit of effort, however, I think I found the concoction he was drinking. It’s Stiegl Radler Grapefruit. I can’t say it sounds very good, but Alex said he was enjoying it, even if he hasn’t started drinking it before work:
For the health-conscious early birds, there’s the Stiegl Radler Grapefruit, which combines a grapefruit juice base with other pure flavors to make a 100 percent natural fruit beer.
Even if you’ve written off “near-beer” offerings like shandys, give Stiegl’s blend a fair shot. This relative newcomer to the US is brewed in Austria (where beer is a national pastime), and boasts a pale, hazy yellow color with refreshing flavor.
The same article discusses two other “breakfast beers”: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout and Rogue Mocha Porter.
It reminds me that the Inklings used to drink beer on Tuesday mornings at the Eagle and Child pub.
Most every well-read Christian has heard of the Inklings, the literary group that counted J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis among its members. The professors spent ample hours in an establishment called the Eagle and Child, drinking beer and critiquing one another’s writings.
I’ve always been struck by one Inkling fact that is often overlooked: Many of their meetings took place on Tuesday mornings. And they weren’t merely
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