This drink, which we categorise as a 'Malty, Hoppy Ale' (a Bitter), has a strength of 4.1% ABV.
Hogshead Bitter was first brewed in 1994 to commemorate the ‘Trussing In’ ceremony of one of our apprenticed craft Coopers. A hogshead is a 54 gallon cask that is used in the ceremony, an ancient ritual commemorating the completion of a Cooper apprenticeship and the commencement of life as a fully qualified Cooper.
Hogshead Bitter is a very traditional style of beer using the finest Maris Otter malt, combined with luscious cane sugars complimented by delicious, fruity Bramling cross hops to give a malty, crisp and hoppy flavoured ale.
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:
8 ales with a higher strength
One ale of this strength
2 ales with a lower ABV
From ALL breweries:
453 stronger ales
44 ales of this strength
287 weaker ales
13 ales with an unrecorded strength
Records indicate that a barrel of this drink has been available once in the Bake since August 2012
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