Robin the Miller The Canterbury Tales Remember from High School or College Very, Very, Very Tedious
Hello, blogosphere! We know, you’ve missed us. What with our massive following, and our enthusiastically-commenting fan base, we don’t know how we’ve managed for this long without posting. 😉
Things have been nutso. We had a food truck – the FIRST on Pacific Avenue – come out and visit us each of the last two weekends. VietNomNom makes a killer banh mi sammiches and brilliant egg rolls. And the Vietnamese coffee? Holy crap – don’t even get us STARTED on those …
Anyhow, the next time you see them around (which is this coming Friday for our NEW BEER RELEASE: The Miller’s Wife) their truck will be whisper quiet. In the interest of keeping PacAve and SchuPac (a better designator for our area) nice and pleasant, we’re eschewing the generator. So you’ll be able to hear pins drop on the street, the music we will be playing, or perhaps the bubbling of our Brite tank all whilst eating some insanely good rice bowls. 🙂
That’s right, new beer time. This is a Braggot. We wanted to reach back into the history books and to find a name that would properly reference both its history – Geoffrey Chaucer expounded on the virtues of Braggot in his hit Medieval literary work The Canterbury Tales – and that would hint at its complex smokiness, draped over hints of cherry, resting on a background of malt and honey. Hence: The Miller’s Wife.**
Thank you all for reading! Below is a disclaimer/clarification regarding the Braggot’s name, as it is a bit more complex than related above. It is a bit dry, the subsequent writing. So if you don’t read it, that’s alright. Just get in and try some of The Miller’s Wife before shuffling your pint glasses off to the Ottermelon Hefeweizen – she’s positively Medieval. 🙂
**Of note, The Miller’s Tale in Mr. Chaucer’s work does not in fact include either a Miller or a Miller’s wife; rather, his Tale relates the story of one Alisoun: the lovely wife of a Carpenter who is both unrestrained in her passions and who is hotly desired by a slew of her fellow villagers. The Miller’s Wife sounds decidedly better than The Carpenter’s Wife, which suggests reference to the Lewis Carroll poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” … be a little flexible with us here! How many people will even recognize this reference, let alone read this whole nerdly exposition?