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Minerva brewed

In the declining days of 2013 we brewed Minerva, a new golden hoppy ale of 4.6%. The inspiration for this beer came through a Twitter conversation, through which Prof Mary Beard was, willingly, roped in to lend a certain amount of classical knowledge and feminine wisdom to our brewing day.

Prof Beard and her son, Raph, helped with the brew, the pumpclip design, and contributed to a video which may see the light of day — later in 2014...