The Lego(TM) ale conner

I’ve just put up a new myth page on this site completely debunking the story that medieval ale conners ever sat in puddles of drink in order to test it – so it’s a bit naughty to plug this page, which tells the (totally inaccurate, remember) story of the ale conner and the leather breeches test, using Lego figures, and is just simply terrific. Click on the links below to see the pics:

How to be an ale conner

Are you fed up with cleaning up other people’s mess? Want a job that’s a bit less smelly? (and a bit more sticky!) Do you like drinking beer and wearing leather trousers? Then you should become an ale conner! These vignettes will teach you the basics…

1) Find a place that serves ale

2) Buy a pint of ale to test

3) Pour half the beer onto a wooden stool

4) Sit on the stool (and drink the rest of the ale!)

5) After 30 minutes stand up – if your leather trousers stick to the seat then the ale contains too much unfermented sugar. Fine the brewer (and confiscate the ale!)

Enjoy – but don’t forget, ale conners never did sit in puddles of ale.

0 thoughts on “The Lego(TM) ale conner

  1. Sorry about that, Knut, after I saved the page the WordPress software seems to have stuck spurious code into the links – they work now, though (and you can also get to them through the link in the openig paragraph …)

  2. I would say that you haven’t “thoroughly debunked the myth.” You’ve raised some doubts about its authenticity as applied to England. That’s all.

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