Now, I know that there are people out there who do not believe in soup as a meal. Whatever, I say to you, it totally is. Granted, there is definitely a hierarchy of soup insofar as satiety is concerned. You know, broth being at the bottom and something like stew being closer to the top. This soup is a contender for one of the higher positions.
Now, the reason I have given it such a strange name is because of what I put into it: root vegetables and beer. Exactly the type of fare a peasant in the Middle Ages would have eaten, although most likely not at all in the same form.