SBS's Anthony Tan summarised the 12th stage very well "We still don’t know who’s going to win the Tour de France but we do have a better idea of who’s in contention".
Another early break, another couple of stacks, some inspired riding from individuals and the GC guys sizing each other up, thats about stage 12. Frank Schleck looked significantly stronger than brother Andy, Ivan Basso snuck under the radar, Voekler found some guts, Evans countered when required and Contador showed that he's not in the form of the previous few tours. Voekler will retain the yellow jersey, but for how much longer? I'd suggest not too much.
Stage 13: Pau - Lourdes 156KM
Beer for the stage: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. A delightful interpretation of a classic style. It has a deep amber color and an exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor. A cracker for the mountains.
Bière locale: in the small village of Licq-Atherey, about 30km from the route, produce an amber, blonde and white ale. Shocking website, probably best to drop by if your in the area and make your mind up for yourself.