THE WESTERHAM BREWERY CO. IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF ITS WINTER SEASONAL ALE
Historically, Porter refashioned the brewing industry in Britain and gained widespread popularity at the turn of the 18th century. It was exported to the British colonies, the Baltic states and the court of the Russian Tsars. It was the favourite beer of George Washington, who had supplies sent to him from London until the War of Independence, when he switched to local brewers. Porter was so popular in the American colonies and the young United States that specialist taverns called Porter Houses sprang up to serve it. They developed a cut of meat, the Porterhouse Steak that was consumed with tankards of the ale.
Our ‘Puddledock Porter’ takes its name from the village of Puddledock and its association with Westerham’s famous resident, Winston Churchill. The possibility of Churchill’s receiving a dukedom after the war led to speculation about what his son would be known as. After discussions with Churchill, his private secretary reported that Churchill would never accept: “First of all what could he be Duke of? Secondly, even if he were Duke of Westerham, what would Randolph be? He could only be Marquis of Puddledock Lane which was the only other possession he had apart from Chartwell. And thirdly, quite seriously, he wished to die in the House of Commons as Winston Churchill.”
A traditional dark brown winter ale brewed with Crystal and Chocolate Malts, hopped with Northdown hops, Bramling Cross and East Kent Goldings for flavour and aroma. 4.5% ABV.