Last night we discovered a fantastic new British beer, Duchy Originals Organic Golden Ale. The only reason I bought it was because it was on sale at Sainsbury's! I had never heard of this brewery until today but I was pleasantly surprised because......
Duchy Originals Organic TASTES ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE SIERRA NEVADA PALE ALE -- our favorite American beer!!
According to the label, Golden Ale is made of elderberries, which gives it that Sierra Nevada-like, semi-fruity flavor. It has a quite strong alcohol content of 5%, yet is still crisp and smooth. A fantastic ale. Even stranger yet because it's brewed by PRINCE CHARLES!
Yup, the Duchy Original food company is owned by Prince Charles. The company makes a variety of organic products from "biscuits" and "crisps" (BritSpeak for cookies and potato chips, respectively) to shampoo and hand lotion. Proceeds from the sales go to fund the Prince's Charities Foundation, so you drink happily knowing your buzz is going to a good cause!
Duchy Original costs about £1.20 ($2.33 USD) per Imperial Pint, 20-ounce bottle, bottle, compared to Sierra Nevada, which is hard to find here in the UK and costs about £1.50 -- or $3 USD -- for a smaller, 12-ounce bottle.
No, I am NOT receiving a kick-back for this endorsement. But if Duchy Original is reading, we'll gladly take a case of this fine product off your hands!