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Wipers Times 14

Wipers Times 14

Wipers Times 14

Wipers Times 14 is a blond beer of high fermentation, brewed with 4 grains, 4 herbs and only local hops (6,2% ABV).


History of Wipers Times 14

The name of the beer is a reference to the ‘trench gazette’ which was printed in the ‘Kazematten’ by British Soldiers during the First World War. It was printed at the Kazematten’ on a printing press they salvaged from the ruins of the destroyed city of Ypres. Wipers is the nickname the soldiers gave to the city of Ypres, that they deliberately mispronounced as Wipers.

One of the herbs that is used to flavor the beer is the seed of the medicinal Saint Mary’s Thistle, also called ‘blessed thistle’. This thistle can be found on the front page of the newspaper and the label of the beer. You can also find the blessed thistle at the entrance of the brewery. The 14 in the name ‘Wipers Times 14’ stands for the density of the beer (14° Plato).

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