Gladstone Collaboration Burton Ale

Originating from Burton-On-Trent, England, the Burton Ale inspired the IPA beer style we know today. Almost 200 years later, Gladstone and Vancouver Island Brewing have come together to recreate this strong amber ale that inspired the IPA beer style. English born, Island proud.

Style: Old Ale – 1920’s Burton Ale
Alcohol by volume: 7.5% ABV
SRM: 20
Availability: September – November
Format: 650ml bottle
Ingredients: Water, Barley, Invert Sugar, Molasses, Hops, Yeast
Malt: Maris Otter, Superior Pilsner, Crystal, and Black malt
Hops: Super Galena (60) and EKG (30,15,dry)
Aroma: Moderate orange and herbal hop notes combine with moderate dark crystal malts and a hint of molasses. Low fruity esters.
Appearance: Deep red with brilliant clarity. Moderate-low off-white head with moderate retention.
Flavour: Moderate-high herbal hops with a hint of marmalade supported by a rich malt base with moderate dark crystal and low roast notes. The balance is slightly to the bitter side and the finish lingers of herbal hops and roast.
Mouthfeel: Full body with medium carbonation.
Overall Impression: This historic recreation of a 1920’s Burton ale is a collaboration with Gladstone Brewing to create a true “keeping” ale. Brewed with traditional English ingredients, this hearty amber ale is both rich and surprisingly drinkable. Showcasing a large helping of East Kent Golding hops serves to remind the drinker that bitter beers were first perfected in Burton-on-Trent. Earthy, Roast, Hoppy.

Vancouver Island Brewing began as Island Pacific Brewing Company in 1984 and is one of BC’s original craft breweries. Some of our beer has been brewed for over 30 years and we offer some of the most awarded beers in Canada!


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