This drink, which we define as a 'Best Bitter' (a Bitter), has a strength of 4.5% ABV.
Strong, full-bodied ale brewed with a subtle, but superb, blend of magical ingredients.
Brewed with from two types of bitter, and three fruit, hop varieties - giving a most thirst quenching and satisfying ale. XB was first brewed in 1982 to celebrate the purchase of the Carlisle Brewery by Theakstons a few years before. Brewed always and ever in Masham, XB was designed as a tribute to the classic ‘border’ style of beer, strong in gravity, low but complex hop.
So far, this is one of 11 beers from Theakston that have been sold at the Bake & Alehouse.
To date, the Bake & Alehouse has supplied -
From THIS brewery:
2 ales with a higher strength
One ale of this strength
7 ales with a lower ABV
From ALL breweries:
217 stronger ales
88 ales of this strength
462 weaker ales
13 ales with an unrecorded strength
Records indicate that this drink has been available in the Bake & Alehouse, on over 10 seperate occasions, since August 2012
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