Every year since 1997, Fuller’s Head Brewer John Keeling has combined the year’s finest malts and hops with Fuller’s proprietary yeast strain to produce a small quantity of world-renowned Vintage Ale. Bottle conditioned and intended for aging, each vintage presents the unique nuances of its distinct malt and hops bill, and its flavors and aromas mature and grow in complexity as time passes.
With a score of 97/100 by Jason and Todd Alstr├Âm of Beer Advocate and 100/100 on Ratebeer.com, as well as occupying 7 of the top 10 rankings for English Strong Ale (including #1 and #2) on Ratebeer.com, Vintage Ales are recognized as some of the finest beers ever produced.
Not surprisingly, these beers are not easy to come by individually, and it is even harder to build a collection of different vintages worthy of a vertical tasting. But beer enthusiasts will have an unprecedented opportunity this year, as Fuller’s releases four vintages in a single pack for the first time ever. That’s not to say it will be easy to get a hold of though. A very limited number of these packs, each containing one 16.9oz bottle from 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, will be available across the U.S.
“These packs are arriving just in time for the Holidays,” says Fuller’s US Brand Manager Charles Stanley, “and they’re perfect for getting together with fellow beer lovers and sharing a truly unique beer tasting experience.”
Those who want to make sure they don’t miss out on this opportunity should talk to their favorite retailer to make sure they place their orders with their local Fuller’s distributor before supplies run dry.
Additional information about Fuller’s Vintage Ale, including tasting notes for each vintage, is available at fullers.co.uk.
Fuller’s Ales are widely considered Britain’s finest, having won more CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ales) awards than any other brewer in the world. The CAMRA awards are the highest accolade to which a British brewery can aspire.
Since 1654, Fuller’s has been situated on the banks of the Thames River in Chiswick, West London at the historic Griffin Brewery. Fullers.co.uk Facebook.com/FullersUSA
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