New toast to Bard's brew

A NEW beer has been named to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's visit to the small maritime town of Maldon.The real ale, called “Love's Labour Lost”, is one of a series of beers to commemorate the bard's arrival in the town in 1603.

A NEW beer has been named to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's visit to the small maritime town of Maldon.

The real ale, called “Love's Labour Lost”, is one of a series of beers to commemorate the bard's arrival in the town in 1603.

The drink - produced by local firm the Mighty Oak Brewing Company - is a deep golden ale brewed with Maris Otter pale and amber malts as well as Challenger, Cascade and Mount Hood hops.

It is described as “very refreshing” and has an alcohol by volume (ABV) level of 4.3 per cent.


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John Boyce, directory of the brewery, said: “The Mighty Oak Brewing Company is proud of its connections with Maldon and we are sure that when William Shakespeare visited Maldon in 1603 he would have quaffed a flagon or two of the local ale.”

Whether or not he would have got so drunk as to misspell the name of his play Love's Labours Lost, however, has not been established.

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