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DRINK

THE TRADITIONAL DRINK IN IRISH, SCOTISH AND ENGLISH PUBS IS A BREW
REFERRED TO AS 'ALF AN' 'ALF. IT'S AN EQUAL COMBINATION OF A POTENT
ALE, GUINESS STOUT AND LIGHT BEER. QUITE GOOD.
I WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO THIS POTION AT A PARTY BUT HAVE SINCE BEEN
TOLD ABOUT THE LARGE AMOUNT CONSUMED BY INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH
ISLES. ONCE ON GEORGE PIROT'S TRAVEL PROGRAM ONE OF THE VISITING
TRAVELERS MENTIONED THE DRINK AS BEING THE MOST POPULAR IN DUBLIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SCOTTISH

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented

Date learned: 02-00-1967

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