Nothing like a good pint in your favorite pub… or anywhere else really. Beer has been an essential part of the British even before tea was discovered, and that is saying something. While this wonderful brew is not originally from the UK, because it dates back to the days of the laws of Hammurabi, it was embraced and perfected by British breweries to the point of sheer perfection.
If you are looking for your next favorite brewer, here is a list of 5 British beer brands you just can't miss.
Founded in 1799, Greene King was created by Benjamin Greene, a young entrepreneur from Suffolk who wanted to make a different kind of ale to sell in the region. Since then, the brand has been making history, with some of the best beers in the UK. Their specialty is the Greene King IPA, an example of what a proper pint should always be like.
Created in 1845, Fuller’s is a family-owned brewery responsible for some of the best lagers you can find in the UK. Their logo is a golden griffin, a signature of their style and reputation. In 2019, the company was bought by Asahi, a Japanese beer brand, to compete in the British Market. Still, most of their employees and managers are still there, making sure the brand stays true.
Newcastle Brown Ale
Launched by Colonel Jim Porter in 1927, this brand is often considered to be “the working man's beer” and, like a wise man used to say, a working-class hero is something to be.
Strong, robust, affordable, and unmistakable, they are heavily associated with industrial regions and university students. But don't let their rough exterior fool you, they are one of the UK's biggest and most profitable beer brands.
Created in 1865 by one John William Cameron, Camerons is probably one of the most important companies in County Durham. Their signature beer, the Strongarm, was introduced in 1955 and is still going strong. Other beers like Trophy Special, and Bullion Gold, are also very well known, present in pubs all around the country, supermarkets, and liquor stores. Their slogan is “The North East brewers”, and with what is easily the most impressive brewer in the county, you can be sure they mean it.
The oldest brewer in the UK. Founded in 1698, they are an English independent brewer from Kent. With over 300 years on the market, they know a thing or two about what it takes to make the perfect pint.
They use chalk-filtered mineral water from their own personal wellness and hops exclusively grown in Kent county. The company also brews some international beers, but we can assure you they are nothing like their original products.