The Latest Fuller's Vintage Ale

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Our annual limited-edition brew, the 2014 Vintage Ale, has hit the shops once more.

This is the 18th edition in the range and has been brewed with three of this year's finest hop varieties from both sides of the Atlantic. Goldings, from England, has been used for subtle bitterness and American varieties Liberty and Cascade were used in dry hopping to give a zesty, grapefruit aroma.

All bottles are individually numbered and will be available from Fuller’s Brewery Shop in Chiswick, from our online shop and across selected supermarkets.

Fuller’s Head Brewer John Keeling is very pleased with this latest incarnation of the special series: “The early tasting notes for this rich brew are already revealing another genuinely tantalising vintage beer.

"Bottle conditioning means that a little yeast is left in the bottle, which will mature slowly over the years like a fine wine or whisky."

“As a truly distinguished bottle-conditioned ale, each vintage improves in the bottle with time. Bottle conditioning means that a little yeast is left in the bottle, which will mature slowly over the years like a fine wine or whisky - well beyond the 'best before' date that we are obliged to state. I suggest buying a few and trying one now, trying one in five years and trying one in ten years, to see how the flavours have developed and matured.”