Mr. Twit’s Odious Ale

Brewed with disgustingly delicious detritus from Roald Dahl's writing chair - London, September 2016

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Mr. Twit's Odious Ale - Dinner at the Twits, London September - October 2016

For the gloriously gruesome theatrical dining experience Dinner at the Twits, Bompas & Parr teamed up with 40FT Brewery to create Mr Twit’s Odious Ale.

With the permission of the Roald Dahl Estate, we entered Roald Dahl’s writing shed and swabbed his writing chair, and the dirt, dust, microbes and bacteria were sprinkled into the mix, adding a personal touch of the best-selling children's author into the brew. The ruse was doubly appropriate in the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth. 

Mr Twit’s Odious Ale was brewed to the Polish Grätzen style with oak smoked wheat malt using a smoker normally used for barbecuing meat - making this beer unusually unsuitable for vegetarians. A light golden colour with a relatively high carbonation, Grätzen is sometimes known as Polish Champagne.

Harry Parr said: "A surprising number of our previous activations have been inspired by Roald Dahl in some way or other - from our chocolate waterfall, to our boat ride on a lake built above Selfridges, and our Artisanal Chewing Gum Store - so it's been a delight to work directly with the Roald Dahl Estate and, indirectly, one of the best-loved storytellers of all time, in his centenary year.

"By incorporating the detritus from Roald Dahl's writing chair in our beer to accompany Dinner at The Twits, it feels like we are injecting his own dark humour and effervescent sense of fun into the brew."

Photography by Steve Ryan and 40FT Brewery.