“Beer makes you feel like you should feel without beer.” So opined Australian writer and poet, Henry Lawson and all of us who enjoy a beer responsibly can well relate to his assumption. There’s just something special about the amber nectar – double it when the beer is shared with friends.
I wonder what Henry would have made of Cavalier Courage? A fierce advocate for those less fortunate, Henry may well have raised a glass of same and, while he may have baulked at the new and very different taste, would surely have blessed the reason behind it. Cavalier Courage is more than a beer. It is brewed with passion and purpose and to raise awareness of Motor Neuron Disease.
Inspired by Dr Ian Davis and brewed by Cavalier Brewing, Cavalier Courage represents one man’s determination to push past his own battle with the disease to make more people aware of its cruel effects. The fact that the beer he inspired, brought to life by brewer Andrew Cronin, Steve Martin and Heath Shirtcliffe at Cavalier tastes so gosh-darned good would make Henry smile, as well.
The next batch of Cavalier Courage will roll out of the brewery next week. The first batch was almost a mystery to many as it was almost entirely pre-sold and saw the light of very few retail shelves so interest this time around will be keen. The fact that this is the first batch to come out of the boy’s very own brand-new digs is another reason for those seeking further encouragement.
The brewers themselves describe Courage as; “A crisp refreshing easy drinking blonde ale using all Australian ingredients. Saaz hops create the soft fruity aroma and mild bitterness. It presents light golden in colour with a mild malt flavour, making it a perfect beer for any occasion.”
I reckon Henry would agree.
P.S. Non-Drinker: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.-Ambrose Bierce-