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Old Slug

A delicious traditional porter with a full bodied taste of chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant and black cherry with a good aroma. A near black colour with a good white head when served through a tight sparkler.

In the original RCH brewery at the hotel, before moving to West Hewish, there was a problem with slugs getting into the brewery. You see, slugs love beer – and who can blame them?
This beer leaves a trail down the glass as you drink it, much like a slug, and so, that’s how it was named.

Hops:Fuggles and Goldings
Available in:18g Kilderkin cask 
9g Firkin cask 
10 or 20 litre Poly Pins (bright) 

Old Slug is 100% British Beer!

All of our beers are entirely, and proudly, British. From our West Country water, through the traditionally floor malted barley and English hops and yeast, you can be confident that Old Slug is 100% British.

Like all of our beers, the awards are vast and many, here’s a list of the most notable awards Old Slug has bagged…

1995The Labologists Society - Label Awards - 3rd, Non-Commemorative
Great British Beer Festival - Runner Up, Porter and Stout
1998Brewing Industry International Awards - 2nd, International Dark Milds, Stouts and Porters
Maltings Beer Festival - Reserve Champion, Overall 
Maltings Beer Festival - Winner, Porters, Stouts and Old Ales
Maltings Beer Festival - Gold, Bottled Beers
Gold Medal winner in Bottled Beers Class - Gold, Bottled Beers
2000Overton Beer Festival - Winner, Beers 4.4% plus
2002Maltings Beer Festival - Winner, Porters, Stouts and Old Ales
Falmouth Beer Festival - Silver, Stouts and Porters
2003South Devon CAMRA Beer Festival - 1st, Dark Beers
South Devon CAMRA Beer Festival - Winner, Overall
SIBA National Beer Competition - Gold, Porters, Stouts and Old Ales
Great British Beer Festival - Bronze, Bottle-conditioned Beers
2007SIBA South West Region Beer Competition - Gold, Bottled Beers
2008Salisbury Winterfest - Runner Up, Overall
2010Great British Beer Festival - Bronze, Overall
2012Champion Beer of Britain - South West Region - Gold, Overall
2013Champion Beer of Britain - South West Region - Gold, Overall
2014Champion Beer of Britain - South West Region - Winner, Porters
2015South West Regional Champion Beer of Britain - Gold, Porter
2016South West Regional Champion Beer of Britain - Silver, Porter

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