In Ulverston (where we are) there's a sort-of dress-up weekend during which the out-going types are encouraged to wear clothes harking back to the 1850's (approximately). Given that we aren't really dressing up kind of people, our contribution to the Dickensian Festival is a strong ale (6.5%) called (as a nod to Dickens) "Genuine Stunning", and that's what we're making today. Last year, we didn't sell any to anyone in time for the festival, but at least we knew.
There's a free pint for the first person to spot the secret ingredient. But you'll have to wait until November before we let it out.
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