You’ll Truly Never Guess What Prince Charles Chases Beer with
The 70-year-old Prince of Wales visited the St. Austell Brewery in Cornwall, England, today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their flagship beer, the Tribute Pale Ale. The occasion called for the prince to take a load off and pour himself a pint of the ale, which he sipped with delight.
After whetting his pallet with a brewski, Charles reportedly toured the brewhouse with chief executive James Staughton and brewing director Roger Ryman. He met with the brewery staff and local barley suppliers and even got behind the bar for a hot second.
Prince Charles chatted with representatives from the Pub Is the Hub initiative he launched during his last visit to the brewery in 2001. The organization helps local pubs thrive as the center of community life and become more than just places to grab a beer. He later marked his visit by unveiling a ceramic “tankard” (it’s like a beer stein) and received a birch tree that will be planted in honor of his visit.
But that’s not all he did. The Prince of Wales also chased his beer with—wait for it—a very British beverage.
Yep, Charles had a post-beer cuppa (tea), and while it’s a rather strange thing to enjoy after drinking a beer, it feels very in-line with his lifestyle.
There’s nothing like a post-happy hour caffeine buzz, amirite?