In this humble Yorkshire blog, I have written about beer before. Lord knows how many gallons of the stuff I have consumed in my life. I think about an enormous oil tanker passing a headland far out to sea. The capacity of that vessel probably represents the volume of beer I have sunk in my life thus far. More than an Olympic swimming pool...more than The Aral Sea. Glug-glug-glug!
Consequently, you can imagine the beacon-like glow of pride I felt when I recently held my first cold can of "Bosh!" beer by "Brewdog". I am not talking about the non-alcoholic version that I blogged about in January of this year but proper "Bosh!" beer with a 5% alcohol content.Many readers may not realise that the majority of beers are not vegan. Though created from plants and water, most brewers use fish products or "finings" when clarifying the liquid. The production of "Bosh!" beer does not involve the use of fish products. It is wholly vegan.To see my only son's name on the side of a can of beer - well I wouldn't have been prouder if he had won The Nobel Peace Prize. We ordered two cartons of "Bosh!" beer from "Brewdog" after receiving a free carton from our lovely Ian. Maybe I should order more but I do not feel good about putting the empty cans in our recycling bin.
Finally, specially for visitors from the USA, here's a different can of beer I bought recently from our local "Lidl" store. Do you recognise the brand? I am not sure if you can buy it in America - maybe it's only available in Springfield:-
That Duff beer made me exlcaim 'Ay, caramba!'ReplyDelete
If Bosh! beer is available in Germany, I might give it a try, too. You are right in assuming that most people are not aware of fish products being used in beer making. Much fewer things than we think are vegetarian, let alone vegan, through their entire production chain.
Maybe one day Ian and Henry will win the Nobel Prize for promoting sustainable living - with fun!
If they do we will toast them with "Bosh!" beer!Delete
Isinglass - apparently bovine gelatin is/was also used. I wonder they can't used gelatin extracted from seaweed if that is the case - or do they? Or is it micro-filtered? In any case justifiably proud I would say.ReplyDelete
I will ask Ian if he knows what process is involved Tigger.Delete
I would be interested in reading about the process too, Mr. P.Delete
Well done your son. I expect you have probably drunk a Sydney Harbour's worth of beer in your life. Beer is good!ReplyDelete
Trouble with Sydney Harbour is that the tide keeps bringing in more beer! It is an endless challenge for a beer drinker.Delete
Was the owner of the Lidl store named Moe? Haven't watched that show in twenty years and instantly it comes back to me.ReplyDelete
I don't know but he had bright yellow skin and a mouth like a frog.Delete
How terrific! I know you truly could not be prouder. And what is your opinion of the taste of this Bosh beer? Give us a review.ReplyDelete
It's nice west coast IPA. 5% alcohol content. It slips down the throat nicely and if you have four of them you will be a little bit giddy. Perhaps you will start singing "My Way" at the top of your voice with tears streaming down your cheeks. That's my review.Delete
Have yoU drunk much duff beer in the past, YP?ReplyDelete
As Frank Sinatra sang: "I've had a fewDelete
But then again, too few to mention"
Well done Ian! And a proud/happy papa:)ReplyDelete
Especially happy when "Bosh!" beer is swilling around in my belly.Delete
Beer in aluminium cans tastes horrible.ReplyDelete
Judging by canned beer sales, millions disagree with you.Delete
They've all had covid and can't taste anything properly, even if they could before.Delete
If I could get my hands on a can, I'd make a toast to your son. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
I am a vegan (I prefer "plant-based") and did know that not all beers qualify. However, I'm not vegan for ethical reasons so don't let that stop me from enjoying whatever variety of beer I choose. In fact, you've given me a hankering. I began one of my periodic abstentions last December and I think it's time to abstain from abstaining. Cheers!
Oh hell, I hope I will not be responsible for turning you into an alcoholic Kelly. Visit Bosh! online - they have various channels.Delete
That's pretty cool -- especially Ian's signature on the can! I had no idea all beer wasn't vegan.ReplyDelete
When you visit Yorkshire Pudding you find out important stuff.Delete
Perhaps they will open the Bosh pub next?ReplyDelete
If they do, I'll tell them to give you a free pint with some vegan pork scratchings.Delete
Not a beer drinker, but I wish them every success.ReplyDelete
All they need to do now is come up with a totally green container, that self destructs when empty, and they will be at the head of the queue for the next Nobel Prize!
A vegan wine next?
I will suggest that to him Carol but to tell you the truth the way these things work it is kind of evolutionary.Delete
That is wonderful! I love the name Henry. (although my ex-boyfriend had that name and things didn't end well) I'm not a fan of IPAs, but they are wildly popular here. I'll stick to my smooth amber ales. There are several local ones I enjoy, especially on tap.ReplyDelete
"Henry and Margaret"... it sounds like a romantic film - but perhaps with an unexpected twist near the end.Delete
Yes, a very unpleasant one. Now it's John and Margaret which has been better so far. :)Delete
"John and Margaret" sounds like a hot, steamy novel.Delete
Well done to Ian and Henry for cracking open yet another market niche! I love beer but rarely drink it; however, I would make an exception if you mailed me one.ReplyDelete
I saw a Bosh! cookbook at a greatly reduced price in our Dollar Store recently, which I nearly bought, but decided to leave it there so someone else could have it. I figured the more people who read about Bosh! the better. But if it's still there the next time I go, I know I'm going to break down and buy it myself.
They need your money Jenny. Please go for it next time. Who knows? You might even make a couple of vegan meals.Delete