March 6, 2017


The second arrival in our brand spanking new ’78 Range.

In 1978 Butcombe Brewing Co. began. It was a time of cultural, social and political change, sound tracked by bands full of spit and anger, riding the crest of the punk wave as 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 this month’s Heathcliff, our English Pale Ale – 4.6%. Limited in number, but never limited on flavour. Don’t let it pass you by.

In 1978, Kate Bush took us to Wuthering Heights and claimed the number 1 spot with a timeless single about Emily Brontés’ romantic hero Heathcliff. To celebrate the blending of pop music and literature we’ve made a beer that’s already a classic.

Light Amber, this English IPA is not as strong as it’s American cousin, but it’s full to the brim with flavour. Herbal, spicy and blackcurrant notes balance with the amber and crystal malt for sweet biscuit characters. A sublime bitterness, soft and balanced, Heathcliff is as heroic as its namesake.

Have you tried Heathcliff? Why not rob us a note with your tasting notes and review? We’d love to hear from you and live to chat all things beer. Cheers!

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