A beer that changed the world?

Brew – Lancaster Bomber 4.4% ABV, 500mlLancaster Bomber

BrewerDaniel Thwaites Brewery

StyleBest Bitter

CountryUnited Kingdom


The Lancaster Bomber (the plane) changed the face of the war.  It was arguably one of the most important pieces of Allied air superiority  in World War II.   This was due to the superior engineering of the Lancaster, it could fly higher, go faster, and carry more than any other bomber could match.  Of the 7,377 Lancaster’s built 403 were built in Canada, but only 3,445 survived the war.  The Lancaster was not only a bomber.  After the war the plane was used to drop 6,684 tons of food to the starving Dutch.  Both my grandfather and my wife’s grandfather flew in the Lancaster during the war.

About the Beer – It pours a dark mahogany colour with one finger of head and nice lacing on the glass.  This beer has an aroma of grain, malt and floral hops.  The taste was of herbal hops to start then some toffee which transitioned into fruit and earthy hops.  Clean finish with long lasting bitters.

Would I Drink it Again? – Definitely, it is a nice English Bitter.  It could use a bit more of a malt profile though.