At least that is what I read this morning when I was perusing the vast wasteland of the blogosphere, looking for things British to steal from other bloggers.
Sorry, never heard of it. But I don't drink that much any more since my last release. Silly me, I thought the most famous was Guinness.
Anyway, here's the scoop on Bass ale.
"Bass has been an institution in the UK since 1777." Something about that date. Can't quite put my finger on it. Perhaps only a coincidence, anyway.
"Napoleon fought over it and it was even served on the Titanic." True? I don't know. A couple of possible losers anyway.
"Brewed in Burton." I took a few days to run a door-to-door survey about this attribute of Bass ale, and found the typical American reaction to be this.
"A rich caramel aroma with a little bitterness from the hops at the end." I know that is what I personally always look for. Especially one that makes me hop at the end.
"Uses the original recipe and uses two strains of yeast to produce its special taste."
"Currently being launched in the USA where it is expected to become one of the countries favorite quality imported ales." I would have said "country's", but I have been told by several people to stop being so judgmental.
I hope those of you who have actually had a chance to try this, Britain's most famous of ales, will please share your experience. Thank you.
For those of you who follow that sort of thing, this is our pub's 100th post. So what, you say? Indeed. My sentiments exactly.