Tuesday, July 6, 2010

George Orwell, hop head

The English writer George Orwell led an austere life, but he did appreciate the finer things, including well-hopped English beers. This is from his autobiographical novel Down and Out in Paris and London (1933):

"There are, indeed, many things in England that make you glad to get home; bathrooms, armchairs, mint sauce, new potatoes properly cooked, brown bread, marmalade, beer made with veritable hops - they are all splendid, if you can pay for them."

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