The history of brewing in the delightful Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds can be traced as far back as 1086, just 20 years after William the conqueror first stepped ashore in England. In that year the cerevisiarii, or ale brewers, were chronicled in The Domesday Book as servants of the Abbot of the Great Abbey of St Edmundsbury: hence Abbot Ale. An iconic beer, Abbot is brewed for longer in a traditional way in order to achieve its world famous distinctive taste.
Hailed by the late beer writer Michael Jackson as ʺone of the great characters of the beer worldʺ, Abbot Ale is brewed for quality of the highest order. Abbot is an irresistible ale with masses of fruit characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance. It is brewed longer to a unique recipe, which makes it the full-flavoured, smooth and mature beer it is today.