171 years of beer and brewing – Limited Edition Anniversary Ales

Here at Hook Norton Brewery we’re marking our 171st and most challenging year of beer and brewing with a trio of limited edition anniversary beers – 171 Strong Ale, 171 Gold and 171 Coffee Stout.

Beers brewed strong to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. To challenge these times with taste and celebrate today and all our tomorrows.

Hook Norton Brewery Managing Director James Clarke said: “We started the idea of brewing some anniversary beers a few years ago, when on a whim as we were 167 years old, we decided to brew 1 beer at 6.7%. This was based on the iconic Old Hooky recipe, but brewed to a much higher strength.

So followed 168 and 169 and for last year, the 170th Anniversary, we extended the range to 170, and 170 Gold; the latter based on Hooky Gold. This year we have seen unprecedented challenges, with the Brewery and pubs facing the biggest threat in their entire history. This led us to decide that we should extend the range further. So look out for 171, 171 Gold, and 171 Coffee Stout, available only from the Brewery Shop or online. At 7.1% alcohol, these are beers to share, to enjoy and to respect.”

171 Strong Ale 7.1%
A dark red robust beer, fruity, full bodied with a hint of spice

171 Gold 7.1%
Golden on the eye, a light fruit aroma combines with subtle flavours of orange and grapefruit.

171 Coffee Stout 7.1%
Creamy and complex, experience the smell of espresso and chocolate and taste the infused cold pressed java beans from the Cotswold Coffee Company

Hook Norton Brewery Co Ltd Est 1849.