Fuller's Vintage Ale ( England )

Fuller's Vintage Ale, which was first introduced in 1998, is a bottle conditioned ale which available in limited quantities in the UK and USA. Head Brewer John Keeling, who created this beer, describes it this way: "I have crafted this very special ale from the current Champion malted barley and hops, and of course our unique yeast, to create a truly extraordinary limited edition brew." Vintage Ale is golden in color and mellow on the palate. it will improve with age, and for best results should be matured in a cool room or cellar.

Fuller, Smith & Turner
In 1829, John Fuller joined a brewery that had been operating in Chiswick, England for over two hundred years. Sixteen years later, in 1845, together with Henry Smith and John Turner, he formed Fuller Smith & Turner. Direct descendants of the founding families are still involved in the running of the company today and a brewery has now stood on that same Chiswick site for over 350 years. In 1929 Fuller’s became a private limited company and in 1959 London Pride received its first medal at the Brewers Exhibition. CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) was formed in 1971 to ensure the survival of proper cask conditioned beer and the spectacularly successful campaign attracted 30,000 members. Fuller’s took advantage of this shift in public taste and wooed members relentlessly. Fuller's ESB was named CAMRA’s beer of the year in 1978; it and other Fuller brews have garned that award and other national and international honors several times over the past quarter century.


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