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A guide to beard friendly beer

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

30th May 2017 update

When is a beer, beard friendly?

The answer is subjective and no definitive guidance can or should be given.

There are however some guidelines developed after continuing practical investigation by the Beard Liberation Front Research Department.

1] Bland beers are not beard friendly. A beard is a statement of style and outlook. The bland are clean shaven preferring to avoid such ‘in your face’ approaches to life.

2] Brown beers [with or without twigs] have been historically beard friendly. From Marston’s Pedigree to Timothy Taylor’s Landlord’s generations of the hirsute have been nurtured on these well- made and robust beers.

3] Beard Friendliness in beer is not a static category and is re-defined and reconfigured overtime

4] The new range of ‘craft’ cask and keg beers has begun to provide a new definition of beard friendly beers.

5] The new beard friendly beer is typically full flavoured [although not necessarily strong in alcohol] and can vary in style from an imperial stout to an ipa to a sour.

6] There are key tests:

a] when the beard is immersed in a pint of a beer broadly defined at [5] it invigorates the beard hairs and promotes growth.

OR

b] Drinking the beer promotes a general sense of well-being and beard friendly ambience

7] The Beard Liberation Front encourages regular trials of beers using the procedures outlined at [6]

8] If either or both of the tests noted at [6] are passed a beer may be deemed ‘beard friendly’

9] Beard friendly is not a commercial benchmark or an indication of beer quality. A beer that is generally beard friendly may not be when served at a particular moment and location

10] If Nigel Farage is spotted drinking it, a beer is automatically defined as not beard friendly

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