Verbatim: Monty Python’s Holy Grail. 500ml, $5, 4.9%, 21/10/05. Reading random astronomy-stuff. From the Black Sheep Brewery, and allegedly official — also “tempered over burning witches”. Big English ale, really. Little bit fruity, not overly bitter or blunt. Good stuff.
Afterthoughts, October 2010: Definitely official, it turns out. Commissioned for the Pythons’ 30th anniversary. ‘Gimmick’ beers are always tricky, but this was enjoyable enough. And that’s eight entries / six months where all the Diary entries are British (all English, bar one). Odd, but it does make up for the initial flood of Continental stuff.