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Taylor Roberts <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:03:10 -0400
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A reporter during the Twain-Cable tour 1884–85 began the interview by
stating that "Mr. Clemens had before him a half emptied bottle of Bass'
pale ale."

Clemens must have liked it, because by the end of the meeting, "Mr. Twain
Looked at his bottle. It was empty. He then gazed sorrowfully upon it" and
excused himself to go to bed.

("The Humorists Interviewed," Cincinnati Enquirer, 3 Jan 1885, reprinted as
#30 in Scharnhorst's _Complete Interviews_)

Tx T

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 5:36 PM Leslie MYRICK <[log in to unmask]>

> He appears to have developed a taste for Bass ale on his trips to England,
> but I find no easy evidence to show for it (just memories of (uncatalogued)
> bills in the MTP document files). Perhaps this is also mentioned in
> interviews.
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 12:52 PM Robert STEWART <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > A local craft brewer has asked if Twain had a favorite beer such as
> > Pilsner, ale or dark ale, hefeweisen, etc. Has anyone in the Forum ever
> > noted a Twain mention of a lager or ale he favored? Brewer said there may
> > be an event at a brewpub here in Carson City, Nevada, the city where in
> > 1863 Sam Clemens first used the name Twain to sign a letter to the
> > Territorial Enterprise, and the brewer wants to have an appropriate brew
> > ready for it.
> >