Calvinus!

Beermat with Calvinus logo

On a recent trip to the SAMEMES conference in Lausanne, I was delighted to be introduced to Calvinus: the drink which allows Les Frêres Papinot of Geneva to keep the traditions of Calvin alive through brewing. According to the back of my bottle (at least according to my inexpert translation), throughout 1563, Calvin used to cloister himself in his house for long hours, and the strange odours which emerged left his enemies convinced he was practising alchemy. But no! With the help of an old Trappist convert, Calvin was brewing delicious and health-giving beer, though its effects may not have been quite as medicinal as he hoped, as he died soon after, in 1564 (I’m not sure how to translate ‘crise de bile’, but it sounds painful). Now, you too can drink like Calvin, as Les Frêres Papinot have traced his researches and practices to produce some delicate and delicious beers (as I can happily attest).

Not quite in time for Christmas: get the William Alabaster Converter Mug!

Mug featuring William Alabaster

Relive the Renaissance! Experience the evangelical excitement of early modern England with this fantastic William Alabaster heat-changing mug.

Just add tea or coffee to watch this cool Catholic become a hot Protestant! Or chill your mug and see him return to Rome!

One thing is for sure, if you drink from this ever-changing convert your beverage will never be lukewarm!

Hover your mouse over the image below to see this must-have mug in action.


Mug also comes in Theophilus Higgons, Richard Crashaw and Thomas Becon.

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