This year, St George’s Day falls on Tuesday (23rd April – obviously), and in keeping with Batemans’ long-standing tradition of producing seasonally relevant beers, we will once again be brewing St George’s Glory. This popular beer will be available at most Batemans pubs and selected free trade outlets throughout April.

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First brewed over twenty years ago in 1999, our St George’s Glory beer was designed to represent all things English. It is described as “the perfect pour to celebrate the English national saint’s day.”

St George’s Glory Tasting Notes

St George’s Glory is a light amber beer brewed with English malt and Bobek & Fuggles hops. It has a medium malt aroma and a strong malt backbone, with a slightly maltier blend than hops. This full-bodied, smooth bitter is described by one reviewer as having a 4.2% ABV that “belies its strength and depth of substance.”

St George’s Glory offers a zesty, clean flavor, appealing to those who enjoy light, easy-drinking session beers.

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Real Ale for a Mythical Saint?

St George, the namesake of our beer, was indeed a historical figure believed to have been born around the third century in what is now Turkey. While he was a real person, numerous myths have been attributed to him over time. Historians suggest that he was likely a soldier rather than a knight and that he was martyred for his faith. Interestingly, he never actually visited England, and the legend of him slaying a dragon was added to his story about 1,000 years after his death.

Despite these embellishments, St George has been celebrated as a national saint since the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, alongside several other countries, including Portugal.

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To enjoy a pint of St George’s Glory this April.