Fuller's IPA ( England )

Fuller's 1845 Celebration Ale celebrates the formation of the partnership of Fuller, Smith And Turner in 1845. In 1995, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of that landmark in brewing history, Fuller's commissioned this ale and the first hops were added to the kettle by none other than the Prince of Wales. 1845 has quickly become the number one bottle conditioned brand in the UK. It is reddish-brown in color and has a yeasty, slightly spicy aroma. Rather complex for an English ale, 1945 is malty at the start and dry and bitter at the finish.

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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