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Festive Ruby Porter – Ding Dong!

Ding Dong Ruby PorterWe are excited to welcome back our festive ruby porter, Ding Dong, in 500ml bottles. It’s an easy drinking, festive ale which balances sweet spicy aromas with a fruity and kola nut taste. Made with 100% organic ingredients, this 4.5% ABV porter is the perfect partner to enjoy with friends and family, a handful of roasted chestnuts and a crackling open fire.


Greg Pilley, owner and managing director of Stroud Brewery comments “The porter is both organic and vegan and is a great seasonal offering to our core range during the festive period. Offering distinct fragrant spices and chocolate malt it makes an ideal serve at any gathering at this time of year.”


He continues “Ding Dong has proved extremely popular in previous years and usually sells out in bottle by the start of December. This year we’ve brewed a bigger batch to meet demand but we have sold over 35% of our stock in 10 days”!


We have all enjoyed a festive tasting session at our desks this morning, our Accounts Administrator, Magda Sukosd said “Ooh this is my favourite Stroud Brewery beer”! We all agreed that, as well as sipping by the fire with a mince pie, it would be a delicious ingredient in many Christmas recipes. Our Production Manager, Chloë Brooks is going to try it in a glazed ham recipe, keep an eye out for the recipe.


Ding Dong & Budding - Organic Beers


Ding Dong can be purchased in cases of 12 bottles for Christmas parties or individually from; direct from Stroud Brewery, our website or at our stall at the Stroud Farmer’s Market every other week. It is also available from stockists including; Vintage Roots,  Favourite Beers Cheltenham, Made in Stroud and Armadeli


And we are sure that you would agree that Ding Dong also makes the perfect addition to our 500ml bottle gift sets.

Ding Dong Christmas Gift Set

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  1. william spry on November 7, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    I have just heard that there will be no cask Ding Dong this year. Is that true ?

    Christmas may as well be cancelled if it is.

    Bottles are o.k at home but no substitute for a pint or three in my local which is one of the best pubs in the land and keeps a perfect pint of Tom Long which is on tap most of the year

    • Freya Langford on November 8, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Hi William,

      We realise that some customers will be disappointed that there will be no Ding Dong in cask this year. The reason for this is that we are moving to a new brewery. We are unable to brew for five weeks and this is the window when we would have brewed Ding Dong for cask to have it perfect for Christmas.

      We’re hoping that our customers will support us through this exciting time, even if it means one of our seasonals will be missing this festive period.

      If you’re missing a comforting dark beer, why not ask your landlord to order our black forest stout, Schwarzwäldwer, or our delicious spiced amber ale, Jack O’Lantern.

      We hope you will come and visit the brewery when we open next year and for now please keep enjoying Tom Long in your local, sounds like a great pub!

      The Stroud Brewery team

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