Mrs. Brown’s Extra Special Bitter

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I made a label for my latest brew, a British ESB infused with Earl Grey tea and lavender. The beer is named for Queen Victoria, who acquired the nickname “Mrs. Brown” from the relationship — whose exact nature is still unknown — she had with her personal servant John Brown.

In 1997, the story was made into a film starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly:

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