"Holy Grale", being a British beer
"Tempered over burning witches"
An excellent accompaniment to the Holy Grail Sandwich
, how about a "Monty Python's Holy
ail", a bottled blend of beer from the Black Sheep Brewery
. Available in off licenses
(at least, in the Midlands and North of England) and also in Safeway
supermarkets last time I looked.
Originally known as "Monty Python's Holy Gr
ailale", it is a blend of Yorkshire Square Ale, Black Sheep Ale and Riggwelter. Seemingly marketed as a retail, take-home beer rather than a pub brew, its appeal lies mainly in the name (a bad play on words, although appealing to a certain beer-buying demographic, no doubt!) although the three constituent ales are each excellent in their own way. It is a light beer, balanced in every respect, with a 4.7% alcohol content, making it ideal for a night in. Superb with pizza too - bon appetit!
Update: 4th December 2004. Increasingly, I have been struggling to find it in England, and have just found it in the Food Co-op in Davis, California where I now live and work. Maybe this is the demographic they seek - American Monty Python fans. The world is mad.
I am not making this up - http://www.blacksheep.co.uk/