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It’s a Funny Old World

A tipple called Mr Twit’s Odious Ale has been brewed using yeast extracted from the wood of Roald Dahl’s famous writing chair, created to ease a back injury sustained during the Second World War.

With the permission of Dahl’s estate, brewers took a swab from the chair, which was used to culture yeast needed for the beer.

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