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Kazematten The Wipers Times Blond 6.2% 33cl

Product code: AA2010
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Wipers Times is the first beer of the new Ypres Stadsbrouwerij 'Brewery Kazematten', located in the unique historic arches of 'Het Houten Paard' at the Lille Gate in Ypres.

The Wipers Times was a satirical newspaper they printed in the office in one of the arches of Hotel Ramparts, with an old printing press they found. The paper was a lampoon of the situation the soldiers found themselves in, with fake advertisements offering the front-line and No Man’s Land for sale, poetry, in-jokes, including pot-shots at officers (who are not named but would have been easily identifiable), and adverts – genuine ones in this case – for local brothels.

Wipers Times was chosen as the name of the new beer as a tribute to the PBI – the soldiers’ abbreviation for themselves, standing for Poor Bloody Infantry. The blond beer of 6.5% alcohol is top-fermented and brewed using four grains and one locally grown hop. It’s finished with four herbs, including the medicinal herb known as the Maria Distel or 'Blessed Thistle'.

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