The Fuller’s & Friends 2019 mixed pack is coming...
The gates of Fuller’s Griffin Brewery were opened to six hand-picked craft brewers from all over the world for a special Fuller’s & Friends collaboration this year – and the finished product will be available at selected Waitrose & Partners stores and Fuller’s pubs from the end of April.
This year’s collection of Fuller’s & Friends beers is an eclectic mix of styles – old and new, from near and far. These six beers were brewed with one purpose in mind – to be shared and enjoyed with friends.
The mixed pack is set to launch in Waitrose & Partners from 29 April and this year the brews will also be available in Fuller’s pubs on cask and keg from 6 May.
Introducing the Fuller’s & Friends beers for 2019
Here’s what you’ll find inside the 2019 Fuller’s & Friends mixed pack...
Oaked Mild by Fuller’s and Magic Rock from Huddersfield, UK. 4.5% ABV.
Mild – an undervalued beer style? Not anymore. In a celebration of this classic English style, we’ve tweaked a traditional recipe from 1920 by adding rum barrel oak chips to give a sweet, nutty depth of flavour. Overall, it’s a rich, malty masterpiece (and that’s putting it mildly).
Read more about Magic Rock and Fuller’s collaboration beer.
RESPECT YOUR ELDERS
Mosaic ESB by Fuller’s and Tiny Rebel from Newport, UK. 6.0% ABV.
Old brewery meets new brewery and bonds over their mutual appreciation of ESB – that’s the story behind this beer, which gives the classic style a contemporary tropical twist. With a trio of new world hops, this malty, marmaladey beer beautifully bridges the generation gap.
Read more about Tiny Rebel and Fuller’s collaboration beer.
Herbal Lager by Fuller’s and Mack from Tromsø, Norway. 5.0% ABV.
Named after the Norse word for ‘Crowberries’, these sloes come fresh from the Arctic Circle and give this lager a slight tartness to offset its sweet, honeyed notes. Learning from Viking tradition, dried meadowsweet is used to add a slight bitterness to this crisp, pale gold lager.
Read more about Mack and Fuller’s collaboration beer.
LOVE ON THE RUN
Session IPA by Fuller’s and Woodstock from Cape Town, South Africa. 5.0% ABV.
This hop-forward IPA is the perfect marriage of London town and Cape Town. The African Queen hop and native African cereal Sorgham are combined with British Olicana and Bramling Cross hops. Fresh blackcurrant and lemongrass aromas offset a dry, earthy malt base in what is a very sessionable IPA.
Read more about Woodstock and Fuller’s collaboration beer.
WAY DOWN ALE
Australian Ale by Fuller’s and Stone & Wood Brewing Co. from Byron Bay, Australia. 5.8% ABV.
The hops that make this fruity ale aren’t just from down under, they’re from way down under. Our Aussie mates have selected a trio of Tasmanian hops – including an unnamed experimental hop – that combine to create a beautifully balanced beer, full of tropical fruit flavours. A fitting homage to Tasmania’s hop growers.
Read more about Stone & Wood Brewing Co. and Fuller’s collaboration beer.
Wee Heavy by Fuller’s and Pilot from Edinburgh, UK. 7.4% ABV.
A Caledonian classic, this Wee Heavy is made using six malts – with not a new world hop in sight. Smooth caramel and biscuit notes come to the fore in this rich, full-bodied ale. Huvvy Dug? Well because it’s ‘huvvy like a huvvy dug’ of course (don’t ask, we didn’t).
Read more about Pilot and Fuller’s beer collaboration beer.
Fuller’s & Friends tap takeover events
A selection of Fuller’s pubs will host Fuller’s & Friends tap takeover events, featuring the full range of the collaboration beers at one time. Stay tuned for more information.
All Fuller’s managed pubs will have the Fuller’s & Friends beers available from 6 May 2019. However, these will be rotating cask and keg beers which will not all feature on the bar at once.
We advise calling ahead to enquire what Fuller's & Friends beers are available on cask or keg at the pub at that time.
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Read more about our Fuller's & Friends collaborations for 2019: