Anyhow, it'll be Oktoberfest in Munich in just a few weeks time, where many thousands will gather to celebrate this simple sentiment and, since we're all stuck in East Kent, we've brewed a beer so that you & I can be there in spirit, if not body.
Our DoppelHop is a pale Bock Bier brewed, of course, in full accordance with the Bavarian purity law (the Reinheitsgebot - actually pretty much all our beer is brewed in accordance with this anyway) whereby the only ingredients allowed are water, yeast, malt & hops. As with many Oktoberfest Biers it is slightly on the strong side. But unlike most it is dryish, and very hoppy. We've used proper imported Bavarian Pilsner, Vienna & Munich malts to give the beer a full body, allowing us to hop on the 'refreshing' side. Mittelfrüh & Brewers Gold varieties, grown in the Bavarian hop region of Hallertau, are joined, in a very big way, by the mighty, noble, Saaz hop. A long, cool fermentation combined with an even longer, cooler lagering period will result in a gorgeously balanced, strong, pale amber, hoppy caricature of a lager.
I'm not really using this artwork, it's just too sexist, she's too damn cute and people various would, quite rightly, not let me get away with it. I probably shouldn't get away with using it here, truth be told.