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Introducing: Waterloo Rye IPA

100 Firkins have been produced to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 6.1% ABV real ale will be available to publicans from 8th June 2015.

Key ingredients used in the brewing process of this beer have been carefully selected to mark the Anniversary.

The IPA style is a nod to the Duke of Wellington, who first made a name for himself at the Battle of Assaye, India in 1803. By this time beer, which would become known as IPA, was already being delivered to the country.

We’ve added Rye malt, as this crop was found across the battlefield. In fact, the head high crop slowed the first French infantry advance, giving the allied gunners more time to batter the French columns.

The malt has come from Belgium to recognise the country where the battle took place.

A Grande Batterie of French hops provides bitterness, while aroma is supplied by a combination of British and German hops added to the cask.

As Napoleon concentrated 80 guns in his battery during the battle we’ve decided to brew a beer with 80 International Bittering Units. 100 Firkins have been chosen to mark the ‘Hundred Days of Napoleon’, which included the Battle of Waterloo.

7 thoughts on “Introducing: Waterloo Rye IPA

  1. Really want to try this. Are there any pubs you know of in Eastbourne that have this available?

    1. Hi Ryan,

      Please see list below re. our Tied pubs who have ordered Waterloo Rye IPA within the last month:

      Hurst, Eastbourne : 01323 419440
      Victoria, Eastbourne : 01323 722673
      Bulls Head, Borehamstreet : 01323 831981

      It may be an idea to call first to ensure that it’s still available.

      Kind regards

  2. Hi – I am travelling to Crawley and Billingshurst, West Sussex next week and wonder if you could advise me whether any pubs in these areas have ordered this beer please?

    1. Hi Phil,

      Unfortunately, no pubs in that area have taken our Waterloo Rye IPA. We hope to have it available in bottles shortly, however.

      Kind regards,

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  4. Any pubs in Central and South East London have this?

    1. Hi Daniel, our pub the Royal Oak (Borough) has recently taken the beer. Within the past month The Wine Lodge (Fenchurch Street), Cat’s Back (Wandsworth) and Market Porter (London Bridge) have all taken it too. I would advise you call ahead to ensure the beer is still on the bar.

      All the best,

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