The Griffin Brewery is a special place. Not just to us, but to anyone who has ever enjoyed a pint of Pride. It’s where the magic happens, where the malt meets the hops. A place that stands proudly as London’s last remaining family brewery.
The Fullers Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London dates back to 1828, but Fullers has been brewing for more than 160 years. As you might expect, it’s a place with plenty of tales to tell.
Launched in support of the UK’s leading maritime charity, Gales Seafarers made its maiden voyage in 2005. A crisp, light and quenching amber ale, it continues to be the easiest, most refreshing charity work you’ll ever do.
Faintly fruity on the nose, this light amber beer sails a steady course through well-developed malt character towards a satisfying, hoppy finish. The Gales yeast brings out soft fruit flavours, while the hops impart a zesty, spicy quality to the brew.
Black Cab Stout
Brewed with the knowledge of London’s oldest family brewer, Fuller’s Black Cab is a rich, dark stout that transports you to a time gone by. London was famous for stouts in the 19th century - and we’re on a journey to make that the case again.
A rich, ruby-red ale.
Giving a nod towards London’s darkest landmark, Traitors’ Gate is a winter ale executed to perfection. It’s named after the entrance to the Tower of London – and it’s one of the jewels in Fuller’s seasonal crown.
Brewed using a unique blend of international hops, Traitors’ Gate adopts tropical fruit flavours, a refreshing citrus nose and a zesty palate-cleansing finish. There’s big, biscuity malt character too, with the Crystal malt bringing a certain dryness to the beer - and that edge of sharpness coming through from the rye.
Old Winter Ale
Wonderfully comforting in colder weather, Old Winter Ale is a dark and distinctive beer that wraps you in a warm glow of familiarity. Unlike most things in the season of snow, sleet and ice, it’s exceptionally well balanced. Deep amber in colour, Old Winter Ale is a strong, satisfying beer with an aroma that picks out malt, cookies and liquorice. The prominent Crystal malts add sweet, nutty flavours, beautifully balanced by floral notes from Target, Challenger and Northdown hops.
Jack Frost Warming Winter Ale
A malty, warming ale to melt away your winter blues, Fuller’s Jack Frost is the ideal companion for the season of sanctuary. Take refuge in the pub with this brilliantly robust brew, full of fruity flavour. Brewer’s Notes Brewed with Crystal malt and a dash of blackberries, Jack Frost nips at the nose with a faintly fruity aroma. There are toasted notes, too, from the darker malts while dried-fruit flavours and a hint of brown sugar linger warmly on the palate. Enjoy it with classic winter dishes such as pies, stews and roast meats.
Brewed under the watchful eye of our Griffin since the 1950s, London Pride is unmistakably London’s beer. With its well-rounded flavour and rich history, everything about this authentic, characterful beer binds it to our capital city and the people who love it.
The latest Fuller’s ale to make its bow, Oliver’s Island is a crisp, thirst quenching beer that draws inspiration from a local landmark. Every day, rowers glide serenely past the Griffin Brewery towards the island in the Thames - reminding us just what can be achieved by pulling together… A real celebration of teamwork, Oliver’s Island sees a unique blend of golden malt, orange peel and floral and citrus hops come together in perfect harmony. It’s brewed to 3.8% ABV, making it the perfect pint to enjoy with your crew - and just like the rowers who inspired it, it’s a beer that glides down smoothly. Brewer’s Notes A glorious gold colour, Oliver’s Island sets off with delicate floral and citrus aromas from those hard-working hops. On the palate, there’s distinctive biscuity, grapefruit flavour, tropical notes and refreshing zesty qualities, before the beer draws towards the line with a crisp, malty finish.
Anniversary Ale 170th
Fuller’s Brewery celebrates its 170th Birthday with an Anniversary Ale
Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., the London brewer and premium pub company, has brought out a new, limited edition brew to commemorate its 170th year in brewing. Fuller’s 170th Anniversary Celebration Ale is a seven per cent beer. Orange peel is added towards the end of the brewing process, to complement the citrus notes from Fuller’s trademark yeast. The beer contains Caragold and pale ale malts, wheat, golden oats and Goldings and Liberty hops.
Heretic Blackberry Gose
German Gose Style. This is a one time beer.
Released for the first time in 2013, Brit Hop is a fruity, flowery ale brewed with a medley of eight English hops. It’s a festival of flavour, with all the ingredients to become one of our centre-stage seasonals. Originally brewed in association with Hardknott Brewery in Cumbria, Fuller’s Brit Hop really flies the flag for British beer. All eight hops are entirely home-grown, including the Admiral 2012 hop, used here in a Fuller’s brew for the very first time. Brewer’s Notes Light tawny in colour, Brit Hop hits spicy, peppery high notes with hints of rich gooseberry and vine fruit amid the hoppy, flowery character. The unique combination of the eight different hops sees the beer chart a course towards a full-flavoured finish, fading out to a soft, sweet aftertaste.
A classic 18th century stout Delight in the darkness of Imperial Stout Brewed in the authentic style of the 18th century classic, Fuller’s limited edition Imperial Stout is a darkly delicious affair – with an infusion of rose buds giving rise to hints of Turkish delight. Strong, rugged and resilient, Imperial Stout was initially brewed to withstand arduous journeys to imperial Russia, where it was a favourite drop of the nobility. This Fuller’s take is still stout by name and by nature, but we’ve added a little light to the shade – the dark, bitter chocolate notes are balanced by delicate floral character. Brewer’s Notes Rich, dark and special, Imperial Stout delivers roasted dark chocolate notes against a slightly fruity acidity. Sovereign and Centennial hops, meanwhile, bring floral flavour, enhanced by dried rose buds that hint at Turkish delight. There’s a taste of liquorice there too, ahead of a lasting finish with fairly high bitterness.
Montana - known the world over for its wild, natural beauty. A place where rugged earth forges mountain peaks and waterfalls, and where all manner of flora and fauna thrive. The perfect namesake then, for our naturally beautiful beer. A panoramic brew In a nod to the Big Sky State, we’ve developed a panoramic brew with its own rich, vast landscape: plenty of Galaxy hops for a heightened passionfruit palate, Imperial malt for real depth of flavour, and rye crystal for a distinctive red hue. With so much to discover about Montana Red, you’ll want to re-visit it time and time again. Brewer’s Notes Pouring a red colour, Montana Red opens with fresh aromas of grapefruit and blackcurrant. On the palate, seasonal Autumn flavours sweep through from the rye crystal, while the Galaxy hops bring scene-stealing sweet and citrusy passionfruit. It’s all set against a backdrop of malty, warm, bready notes, giving rise to a beer of deep and distinct flavour.
Wild River Pale ale
Riding the wave of the US craft beer movement, Wild River is an exciting take on American Pale Ale. It’s a double-hopped brew made with several Californian hops – a golden beer inspired by The Golden State.