You stubborn ancient knave, you reverend bragget
, We’ll teach you.
This was a heavy brew, laced with spices, often sweetened with honey; known as bragawd or bragget
, it was almost as famous as that other Celtic drink, mead.
In West Wales it was defined as a sow (or tub of butter), a flitch of bacon, three score loaves of wheaten bread (six of fine flour, if wheat grew in the region, but otherwise oaten), bragget
, twenty sheaves of oats, and a penny.
The hero Blaen, who loved purple robes and gold, dispensed the drinking-horn in his luxurious palace as he rested oa cushioas: blaen gwirawt vragawt ef dybydei ~there was drink of bragget
Rabbit's Foot does darker brews like braggets
, made with barley and roasted hops, that go well with burgers and brats.