The King’s Birthday
Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George) is King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II.
Charles was born in Buckingham Palace during the reign of his maternal grandfather, King George VI. Charles was three when his mother ascended the throne in 1952, making him the heir apparent. In 1958, he was created Prince of Wales, and his investiture was held in 1969. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, as was his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Charles later spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, Charles served in the Air Force and Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons, William and Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced after they had each engaged in well-publicised extramarital affairs. In 2005, Charles married his long-time partner, Camilla Parker Bowles.
Although King Charles was actually born on November 14, 1948, the official British monarch’s birthday is celebrated each year on a weekend in June for purely practical reasons. The day usually presents more acceptable weather for a public party!
What a great day to drink an English Beer!
|Bass Pale Ale||English Pale Ale||Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire||England||12 oz.||5.00%||49||$4.50|
|Boddingtons Pub Can||English Bitter||Manchester||England||16 oz.||4.60%||26||$6.00|
|Fuller's ESB||English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)||Chiswick, London||England||330 ml||5.50%||35||$6.00|
|Fuller's London Pride||English Bitter||Chiswick, London||England||330 ml||4.10%||30||$6.00|
|Newcastle Brown Ale||English Brown Ale||Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear||England||12 oz.||4.70%||18||$4.25|
|Old Speckled Hen||English Pale Ale||Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk||England||440 ml||5.00%||30||$7.00|
|Ridgeway Bitter||English Bitter||South Stoke, Oxfordshire||England||500 ml||4.00%||$8.50|
|Sam Smith's Cider||Cider||Tadcaster, North Yorkshire||England||550 ml||5.00%||$9.00|
|Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale||English Brown Ale||Tadcaster, North Yorkshire||England||12 oz.||5.00%||30||$6.50|
|Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout||Oatmeal Stout||Tadcaster, North Yorkshire||England||12 oz.||5.00%||32||$6.50|
|Sam Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout||English Stout||Tadcaster, North Yorkshire||England||550 ml||5.00%||28||$10.00|
|Sam Smith's Organic Pale Ale||English Pale Ale||Tadcaster, North Yorkshire||England||12 oz.||5.00%||31||$6.50|
|Sam Smith's Organic Strawberry||Fruit and Field Beer||Tadcaster, North Yorkshire||England||550 ml||5.10%||14||$10.00|
|Strongbow Dry Cider||Cider||Hereford, Herefordshire||England||330 ml||5.00%||$4.50|
|Wexford Irish Crème Ale||Cream Ale||Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk||England||440 ml||5.00%||$7.50|
|Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby||English Bitter||Witney, Oxfordshire||England||16 oz.||4.50%||50||$7.50|
|Young's Double Chocolate Stout||Milk / Sweet Stout||Bedford, Bedfordshire||England||440 ml||5.20%||25||$7.50|