On a beautiful summer night in 1553, whilst walking towards the summit of Mont-Salève which was used as an observatory for the moon and stars, the scholarly Genevan botanist and astronomer, Jean-Baptiste Cern inadvertently slid down a crevasse. To his great astonishment the rock faces sparkled in the darkness. There’s gold he exclaimed! The news of his discovery spread to Geneva and there was immediately a stampede. Mines and quarries began to spring up from nowhere. Perplexed by his deserted city, Calvin instructed a mineralogist from the High Academy of Lyon. Alas the latter discovered that it was in fact ordinary fool’s gold with the only treasure offered by Salève being its good stone for building purposes… Calvin, who was annoyed at the greed of the Genevans, castigated them in angry sermons. He chased the ignorant scholar and passed his extremely controversial anti-science laws which plunged Geneva into scientific opposition to enlightenment.
In memory of Calvin, but also the persecuted scholar and the disfigured Salève, we, the Frères Papinot (Papinot Brothers), have brewed a beer with golden glints. A lager beer from days gone by which is unfiltered, containing spring water, barley, hops and yeast, all grown organically.
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