Passchendaele Beer to commemorate 3rd Battle of Ieper

30th August 2013, Comments 0 comments

The West Flemish brewery Van Honsebrouck of Ingelmunster has found a unique way of commemorating the Battle of Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ieper.

Staring September it is launching Passchendaele Beer.

The beer will commemorate the centenary of the battle in the West Flemish village of the same name.

Passchendaele Beer to commemorate 3rd Battle of Ieper

The battle was one of the bloodiest of the Great War. Belgian, French, British and Commonwealth soldiers fought the Germans for 4 months. The death toll rose to 400,000.

Passchendaele is a blond high fermentation beer with relatively low 5.2° alcohol content. The beer is being sold in bottles of 50 cl (about 1 imperial pint). Part of the profits from the sale will go towards the upkeep of war monuments in the area. Passchendaele will be available in pubs in the Ieper area and is being exported to Commonwealth countries involved in the conflict.

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