BUDDING PALE ALE
Champion Beer of Gloucestershire 2006 and 2008
Very popular pale ale with a grassy bitterness, sweet malt and luscious floral aroma.
This is a pale ale of 4.5% with Fuggles used as the main bittering hop - then late hopped for a luscious floral aroma. Our biggest selling beer!
Edwin Beard Budding of Thrupp, Stroud, invented the lawnmower in 1830 - 'for the purpose of cropping or shearing the vegetable surface of lawns, grass plats, and pleasure grounds'.
Budding was an engineer servicing the abundant wool mills of the Stroud valleys and he took his inspiration from a machine with a helical blade that cut the nap (fluff) off the newly woven cloth. Budding went into partnership with, John Ferrabee to produce the mowers at Phoenix Mill Foundries in Thrupp. An example of Buddings original lawnmower can be seen at the Stroud 'Museum in the Park'.