Beer for the stage: Holgate Temptress Chocolate Porter. A beer to be sipped and enjoyed, velvety smooth and flowing with dark malty characters, softened to perfection with a delicate touch of vanilla bean. At this time of night, its perfect as a dessert in itself or to compliment anything based around chocolate. On the UCI list of banned substances due to its performance enhancing capabilities. Floyd Landis may have had one in 2006, yet to be verified however.
Bière locale: 2 local breweries, both about 20km off route. Ferme brasserie des Sagnes inLes Sagnes produce an Amber and a Blonde, whilst Brasserie de la Creuse is in Felletin make a Blonde and Amber (both 5.5%) and a Brune (4.5%). Both breweries produce a limted range, but very much in keeping with the styles of beer successfully produced and enjoyed in the local area. As the tour rides its way into the mountains, there will be more and more picturesque spots to enjoy a local beverage, and no doubt share with a few local characters.