Saturday, April 19, 2014
Eostre is the Easter beer.
It's a beer of promise and rebirth, spring-like in its zesty flavor.
It's light and hoppy, made from Pale malt and Goldings hops.
I'm sure you know that Eostre was an ancient Goddess of Spring, also known as Ostara.
Her followers celebrated her festival at this time of year, many centuries before the Christians came along and stole her name and changed it into the name for their festival.
When I lived in England, Eostre was traditionally the time that sailing clubs opened their seasons. Both of the clubs that I was a member of there had major regattas for club members on Eostre weekend (which is a 4 day holiday.)
So let's raise a glass of Eostre to Eostre.