Greene King first brewed Abbot Ale during the 1950s and its popularity has never waned. Indeed, it was recently named as one of the top 10 ales that licensees would most like to stock.
Black Sheep Ale
Full flavoured premium bitter, with a rich fruity aroma. It is brewed with many generous handfuls of choice Golding hops giving a bittersweet malty taste, followed by Black Sheep’ characteristic long, dry and bitter finish.
Bombardier is the official beer of English Heritage helping to protect our historical environment across the country cementing its place as the ‘Drink of England’.
Independence is a state of mind. We believe our brewery is independent of mind because we stick passionately to what we believe in: brewing the finest beer we can to the best of our ability.
Lia Fail is Gaelic for “Stone of Destiny”, upon which the kings of Scotland were crowned. In 1296, against the wishes of the Scots, the Stone was taken by Edward I to England.
Ossian, Son of Fingal, was a legendary warrior from the 3rd century. His grave stone can be seen north west of Perth in the ‘Sma Glen’, of which Sir Walter Scott wrote…. “In this still glen, remote from men, Sleeps Ossian, in the narrow glen”.
Thrapple is the Scots word for throat. And what a wonderfully expressive word it is. So when you hear someone say “My throat’s really dry” you can cry out in glorious abandonment “Douse your thrapple with Thrappledouser my guid man!”. Then stand back.
A typical Scottish beer which has a certain ‘something extra’. The nose on this beer is ripe and fruity with slightly vinous esters, married to interesting hop notes – the colour of a glorious red ruby wine.
Deuchars ipa (India Pale Ale) is a pale gold colour with intense hop flavours and aromas balanced with Caledonian’s traditional soft maltiness..
Killellan is the historic name for Houston. This is one of our most popular ales which we use the finest hops to produce a golden coloured, clean mellow and refreshing ale with a long zesty finish.
Old Speckled Hen
This rich, strong ale is the drink for every occasion. The same can be said about this microsite. Packed full of Old Speckled Hen material, from tasting notes and interesting facts to downloads and even a crossword helper, you’re sure to find something to whet your whistle.
A golden coloured ale with an intense grainy nose, rich and fruity on the palate with a lingering hint of hop in the finish.
An outstanding mid gravity beer which has a generous hoppy nose and a wonderful flowery hop flavour with a smooth malty finish.
Timothy Taylor Landlord
Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma has real “Pulling Power” and stands out in any bar as the ideal regular.
Wayfarer India Pale Ale
Wayfarer is a brilliant golden ale with a dry, refreshing bitterness, in the style made famous by Scottish and English brewers exports to slake the thirsts of the Raj.