Honour for ale brewer
A SOLDIER who made ale for homesick comrades in the First World War is being honoured in Belgium 100 years after his first brew.
Sgt Jack Payne, from Shepreth, Cambs, named his Silly Scotch Ale after the Belgian town of Silly, where he was stationed with the Suffolk Regiment.
Brewery owner Bertrand Van Der Haegen said: “Jack wasn’t a brewer, but he knew how it should taste.”
Family from the UK joined others at the brewery to toast his memory.