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The first-ever Oktoberfest, celebrated in 1810, was held to honor the marriage of Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The people rejoiced for days and the festival has become an annual tradition. Prost!

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Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England

1189 AD

Why is this important?
In 1189 Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England
and launches the Third Crusade, hence the name.

Nottingham Castle

In 1168, Nottingham Castle was ordered built by Richard the Lionheart’s father, King Henry II.

A brewery was established at the base of a sandstone crag to quench the thirst of an army of tradesmen. A tavern which became known as The Pilgrim.

After Richard’s coronation in 1189, the call to arms resounded. His subjects responded. So much so the inn changed its name to Trip to Jerusalem.




What’s in your glass?


BEER PAIRING with your favourite foods Enter

Beer Facts

ABV – Alcohol By Volume.

Adjunct – Any ingredient in beer other than water, malt, hops, and yeast.

Alpha Acids – The main component of hops that make them bitter.

Bine – The climbing plant part from which hops grow.

Bomber – A 22 oz. bottle of beer.

Cookship – A large, shallow, open container that exposes wort to natural yeast as it cools.

Esters – An aroma or flavour created by fermenting fruits or spices.

Firkin – The most common size of cask, used for cask-conditioned ales.

Grist – The blend of milled grains in a beer.

Gyle – Wort in the process of fermentation, added to a stout or ale.

IBU – International Bitterness Units, determined by the amount of hops in a beer.

Imperial – Indicates a stronger version of the beer style.

IPA – India Pale Ale, initially referred to as ‘East India Pale Ales’. in the 1600’s the ale was fortified with extra dry hops and the ABV (Alcohol By Volume) increased to serve as natural preservatives for the long and turbulent sea journey.

Lautering – The process of extracting the wort from the grain after mashing.

Lightstruck – Synonymous with “skunked”.

Liquor – The brewer’s term for water used in the brewing process.

Session Beer – Any beer with 5.1% ABV or less with high drinkability.

Vertical – Refers to the tasting of two or more vintages of a beer.

Zythology is the study of beer and beer-making, including the role particular ingredients play in the brewing process.

Strongest Beers

Brewmeister Snake Venom 67.5% ABV (Scotland)

Brewmeister Armageddon: 65% ABV (Scotland)

Koelschip Start the Future 60% ABV (Netherlands)

Schorschbrau Schorschbock 57.57% ABV (Germany)

Saloon Sage


469 – 399 BCE

Socrates: “There is only one good – knowledge, and only one evil – ignorance”

Jorge Santayana “Those who do not learn from History are doomed to repeat it” (paraphrase)

The Seven Social Sins is a list that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi published in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925.

Later he gave this same list to his grandson, Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper on their final day together shortly before his assassination.

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Religion without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.


His doctor said he should drink plenty of liquids.

Zythophile: from the ancient Greek “zuthos” (beer) and “philos” (loving).

Beer: The Great Equalizer. There is no such thing as a ‘beer snob’.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

The oldest beer ad was found on a clay tablet, dated 4,000 BCE. It was adorned with an ample-bosomed woman holding two golden goblets and inscribed with the caption, “Drink Elba Beer — the beer with the heart of a lion!”

Egyptian pyramid workers were paid with beer. They received 4 litres (one gallon) a day as payment.

In the middle ages, beer was consumed more than water, as the alcohol made it safer to drink.

The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5 per cent alcohol content.

The first recorded drunk driving incident occured in 2,000 BCE. In ancient Egypt, an inebriated charioteer was apprehended after running down a vestal virgin of the goddess Hathor. The culprit was crucified on the door of the tavern that sold him the beer and his corpse allowed to hang there until scavengers reduced it to bones.

Drink responsibly.

“Help Fight Dementia – Drink Beer”
or are you just deluding yourself?

To Your Health

Moderation is the key

Kidney Stones: A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology estimated that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40 percent.

Osteoporosis: Since beer is rich in silicon, it increases calcium deposits and minerals for bone tissue.

Type 2 Diabetes: Several studies have linked moderate alcohol consumption with a 30 percent reduced risk of type 2 diabetes compared to not drinking or heavy drinking.

Cholesterol: A 2016 study presented at the American Heart Association’s scientific sessions looked at 80,000 healthy Chinese adults and found that moderate drinking was associated with a slower decrease in good cholesterol over time.

Cognition: A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that women who drank moderately had a better cognitive function than those who didn’t.

Some Parkinson’s disease research suggests that light to moderate drinking in middle to late life is associated with less cognitive decline than not drinking or heavy drinking.

Insomnia: Beer as a cure for insomnia. Lactoflavin and nicotinic acid, which are both present in beer, can promote sleep.

Heart Attack: Beer reduces your risk of a heart attack. Beer drinkers have a 40 to 60 percent reduced risk of suffering a heart attack compared with non-beer drinkers.

Stress: Beer helps combat stress. Researchers at the University of Montreal found that two glasses of beer a day can reduce work-related stress or anxiety.

Anaemia: Beer can increase your vitamin B levels Beer contains several B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12). A Dutch study found that beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 than their non-drinking counterparts, and levels that were twice as high as those of wine drinkers. Beer is also a generous source of vitamin B12, an antianaemic factor not found in many foods.

Blood Clots: Beer helps prevent blood clots. The ingredients in beer help prevent blood clots from forming.

Digestion: Beer, and especially dark beer, contains up to one gram of soluble fibre in each 30 cl glass – unlike wine, which doesn’t contain any fibre at all. Fibre plays an important role in intestinal transit (a fibre deficiency can cause gastric and intestinal disorders such as constipation or diarrhoea).

Psychiatric Answering Service

“Hello and welcome to the Mental Health Helpline.”

  • If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
  • If you are co-dependant, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
  • If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want. Stay on the line so we can trace your call.
  • If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship.
  • If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press.
  • If you are manic-depressive, it doesn’t matter which number you press, no one will answer.
  • If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the hash key until a representative comes on the line.
  • If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, phone number, date of birth and social security number.
  • If you have bi-polar disorder, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep. Or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.
  • If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
  • If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
  • If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
  • If you have low self-esteem, Please hang up. All our operators are too busy to talk to you anyway.

The Unicorn

Once upon a time there was a man called Noah. He and his family collected all the animals, all manner of animals, elephants, giraffes, unicorns and the like, two by two into the ark. Then the flood came and they were surrounded with water for forty days.

Well about a month in and food was becoming scarce. A week later Noah’s son, Ham, leans over to his brother Japheth and says “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse.”

And that’s why there are no unicorns today.

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