Friday, October 12, 2007

Not far from the tree...




My father (James William Mann) is over in Scotland writing a book on the Heritage of the Mann's from which we are descended. His last letter to me brought great tidings. Since we left Scotland in the 1700's my "family" has been up to no good brewing beer. This explains a lot!

"Mann's Brown Ale
Mann's is the best brown ale,
Best brown ale, best brown ale,
Mann's is the best brown ale,
Let's have one now.
Say "Mann's brown, Mann's brown."
Say "Mann's brown, Mann's brown."
Mann's is the best brown ale,
Let's have one now."
(Actual commercial jingle that ran from 1965 - 1985)

"Manns Original Brown Ale, is the oldest continuously-brewed beer brand in the UK.

They envisaged the opportunity to move away from IPA and brown stout and create a new beer, claimed to be “the sweetest beer in London”. This brew was not an immediate success, but Manns Brown Ale responded to the public’s emerging taste for bottled beers and became so successful that competitors sprang up all over Britain.

During the 60’s and 70’s, Manns could be seen in the hands of the rich and the famous including The Beatles and George Best. It was Mr Creosote’s drink of choice in Monty Python's Meaning of Life. In the 90’s, Manns Brown Ale teamed up with cartoon character Andy Capp in an advertising campaign. (This is not the first time an Andy and a Mann's has teamed up in the name of beer)



Cheers!

http://www.mannsbeer.co.uk/
visit and you will actually find recipes for such classics as:
The Original MANNS Walnut Bread loaf
The Original MANNS Rich Fruit Pudding

and my personal favorite:

The Original MANNS gravy.

3 comments:

sock hands said...

i'll take that over jagermeister. werd.

Dropknee said...

no doubt JJ.

...but, together the German's and Scottish can come together and get 'cha real fucked up!

sock hands said...

HOLY CRAP THAT PINE CONE FELL FROM THE SKY AND BROKE YOUR ARM ALL FUNKY ???? WIERD !!!!