Calvinus Noire

Frères Papinot
Brewed at Locher Appenzeller Bier
les Acacias, Switzerland
6% Porter | 28 Ratings |
4. Post Tenebras Dignitas
A Genève, l’hiver 1556 fut si terrible que la rade gela durant trente jours. Mais malgré le froid et la bise, un marchand de passage offrait au peuple un curieux divertissement sur le marché de Rive. Il exhibait un esclave noir au torse nu et musclé, affublé de plumes rouges et jaunes. Enchainé, l’ esclave avait sur l’épaule un perroquet dont les chapelets de jurons amusaient une foule railleuse. Un jour pourtant, l’esclave parvint à s’enfuir. Echappant à ses poursuivants, il se lança sur la rade, mais la glace céda sous son poids et il se noya en un endroit depuis le "Port Noir". Apprenant la nouvelle, Calvin, ulcéré, interdit le marché de Rive aux montreurs de foire et autres bonimenteurs. Il lança également depuis la cathédrale un vibrant appel pour que Genève incarne aux yeux du monde la tolerance et le respect de la dignité humaine. En hommage à Genève, ville ouverte et terre d’accueil pour les opprimés, nous, les Frères Papinot, avons brassé une bière noire aux arômes de café, caramel et réglisse, contenant orge, houblon, eau et levure. et que vive la Liberté!

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