Ashton Press Cider Classic Range The ’78 Range

In 1978, Butcombe Brewing Co. began. It was a time of cultural, social and political change, soundtracked by bands full of spit and anger, riding the crest of the punk wave. Margaret Thatcher took the Tory leadership, the IRA waged war, the Yorkshire Ripper cast a long shadow over the North and the meaning of life was revealed as the number 42.

We missed it all. We could only think about the beer.

Our 1978 Range is in homage to the year of our birth. Fuelled by recognition – and celebration – of 365 special days that passed us by at the time, we are proud to mark those moments in history with a little liquid history of our own. Each beer has its own unique character, displaying the same attention to detail and single-minded vision we had at the very beginning, and still have today.

Look out for the ‘78’s by Butcombe. Limited in number, but never limited on flavour. Don’t let them pass you by.

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