British Beers

“What two ideas are more inseparable than Beer and Britannia?” asked Rev Sydney Smith and it’s true that beer is a fundamental part of British culture.  Beer is the cornerstone of the village pub, it’s part of so many rites of passage and is far and away the most popular drink in the country. To feed that demand Britain is home to over 1000 breweries and although styles vary by region, with Scotland beer having a bias toward a darker more malty brews and the English beer favouring a lighter hoppy ale, almost all breweries specialise in top-fermented beer production – better known to you and I as ales. 

Despite having a focus on ale production, Britain’s most popular type of beer is lager, largely due to mass production & mass marketing budgets by the huge beer conglomerates although the real fightback started with the establishment of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in the early 1970s & continues today with the Craft Beer revolution.  For reasons covered in our real ale notes this movement is bogged down with definitions of what makes great beer.  However most agree that Britain has a proud brewing tradition and stands out as one of the global ale supremos.

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Magic Rock Un-Human Cannonball

Magic Rock Common Grounds
Magic Rock Un-Human Cannonball
11%
500ml
Britain

Wander Beyond Illicium

Wander Beyond Illicium
Wander Beyond Illicium
10%
440ml
Britain

Wylam Midnight Train To Byker

Wylam Midnight Train To Byker
Wylam Midnight Train To Byker
10%
330ml
Britain

Siren The Tickle Monster

Siren The Tickle Monster
Siren The Tickle Monster
12%
330ml
Britain

BrewDog Watt Dickie

BrewDog Watt Dickie
BrewDog Watt Dickie
35.00%
60ml
Britain

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