Shipyard Old Thumper Beer
A beast of a beer. Hampshire's New Forest was historically the hunting ground of legendary fierce wild boar, the prize kill of many an English King. Ringwood brewery celebrates this heritage with a real beast of a beer in Old Thumper. It delivers a coppery coloured beer with a spicy, fruity hop aroma and a warming malty finish. The distinctive taste has made it a champion beer of Britain, popular at home and abroad. Old Thumper is now available in the United States under a unique arrangement between England's Ringwood Brewery and Shipyard Brewing Co. of Portland, Maine. The original recipe is being brewed here under the watchful eye of Alan Pugsley who trained and worked at Ringwood Brewery for many years, and is an award-winning brewer in his own right. Because freshness, without use of preservatives, is essential to the taste and integrity of this fine ale, Pugsley ships the famed Ringwood yeast and the finest ingredients directly from England to recreate, here in Maine, the unique flavors of Old Thumper. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our endeavor. 5.6% alc./vol.