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St. George’s Day

Saint George’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint George as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint including England, and regions of Portugal and Spain (Catalonia and Aragon).

Tradition tells that a fierce dragon was causing panic at the city of Silene, Libya, at the time Saint George arrived there. In order to prevent the dragon from devastating people from the city, they gave two sheep each day to the dragon, but when the sheep were not enough they were forced to sacrifice humans instead of the two sheep. The human to be sacrificed was elected by the city’s own people. The king’s daughter was chosen to be sacrificed but no one was willing to take her place. Saint George saved the girl by slaying the dragon with a lance. The king was so grateful that he offered him treasures as a reward for saving his daughter’s life, but Saint George refused it and instead he gave it to the poor. — Wikipedia

St. George’s Day is a great day to enjoy one of these English beers:

Bass Pale AleEnglish Pale AleBass Brewers LimitedBurton-upon-TrentEngland12 oz.5.10%$3.95
Boddingtons Pub AleEnglish Pale AleBoddingtons BreweryManchesterEngland440 ml4.70%$5.25
Bluebird BitterEnglish BitterConiston Brewing Co. LtdConistonEngland500 ml3.60%$8.95
Fuller's ESBEnglish Extra Special/Strong Bitter (ESB)Fuller Smith & Turner PLCChiswick, LondonEngland12 oz.5.90%$4.75
Fuller's London PorterEnglish PorterFuller Smith & Turner PLCChiswick, LondonEngland12 oz.5.40%$4.75
Fuller's London PrideEnglish Pale AleFuller Smith & Turner PLCChiswick, LondonEngland12 oz.4.70%$4.75
Wexford Irish Crème AleAmerican Cream AleGreene KingBury St Edmonds, SuffolkEngland12 oz.5.00%$6.95
Strongbow Dry CiderCiderH. P. BulmerHerefordEngland12 oz.5.00%$4.50
Old Speckled HenEnglish Pale AleMorland BreweryBury St Edmonds, SuffolkEngland440 ml5.20%$5.25
Ridgeway BitterEnglish BitterRidgeway BrewingSouth Stoke, OxfordshireEngland500 ml4.00%$8.50
Sam Smith's CiderCiderSamuel Smith Old BreweryTadcasterEngland1 pt. 7 oz.5.00%$8.50
Sam Smith's Nut Brown AleEnglish Brown AleSamuel Smith Old BreweryTadcasterEngland12 oz.5.00%$5.75
Sam Smith's Oatmeal StoutEnglish Oatmeal StoutSamuel Smith Old BreweryTadcasterEngland12 oz.5.00%$5.75
Sam Smith's Organic Chocolate StoutEnglish StoutSamuel Smith Old BreweryTadcasterEngland18.7 oz.5.00%$8.50
Sam Smith's Organic Pale AleEnglish Pale AleSamuel Smith Old BreweryTadcasterEngland12 oz.5.00%$5.75
Sam Smith's Organic StrawberryFruit and Field BeerSamuel Smith Old BreweryTadcasterEngland18.7 oz.5.10%$8.50
Sam Smith's Yorkshire StingoEnglish Strong AleSamuel Smith Old BreweryTadcasterEngland18.7 oz.8.00%$12.95
Newcastle Brown AleEnglish Brown AleScottish & Newcastle UK LimitedNewcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and WearEngland12 oz.4.70%$4.25
Bombardier Glorious English AleEnglish Pale AleWells & Young's LtdBedfordEngland16 oz4.10%$8.95
Young's Double Chocolate StoutEnglish Milk/Sweet StoutWells & Young's LtdBedfordEngland500 ml5.20%$6.95