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Monkey beer

Schneider Aventinus (aka Monkey Beer) in action at the Pembury

Schneider Aventinus (aka Monkey Beer) in action at the Pembury

Schneider Aventinus is 8.5% alcohol by volume. That’s bloody strong.

A few weeks ago, we watched a pair of big lads in the Pembury drink about five bottles each without looking giddy.

We now hear from a friend that these chaps are regulars and love Aventinus so much they rarely drink anything else. And they call it ‘monkey beer’. Because of its banana-like yeast aroma?

No — because it makes them act like monkeys.