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Greene King 1209 (Cask)


Formerly brewed at Greene King
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Style: Traditional Ale | Ratings: 5 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 4%
Cask: Special - 2009
Drinkers in Cambridge are being invited to toast the university’s 800th anniversary with a pint of ale brewed specially for the occasion. The beer, named "1209" after the year of the university’s foundation, is based on the type of medieval brew that would have been available to scholars when they arrived in Cambridge 800 years ago. It is "a traditional recipe that has been updated for modern palates", according to John Bexon, its creator and Greene King’s head brewer.

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