Monday, September 22, 2008

In the.... " Really, you haven't got anything better to do?" file.....

'Skull Splitter' beer could be withdrawn

A potent Orcadian beer called 'Skull Splitter' could be withdrawn from sale following claims its Viking-branded bottles have too aggressive a theme.

The Orkney Brewery, which has produced the award-winning 8.5 per cent proof ale for two decades, said it was 'stunned' by the threat, which follows a report commissioned by the alcohol watchdog the Portman Group.

The brewery says the beer is named after Thorfinn 'Hausakluif' Einarsson, the seventh Viking Earl of Orkney (947-977). He was nicknamed Skullsplitter (Hausakluif in Norse), a common Viking soubriquet.


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