Old Prickly has been brewed since 2012 to support the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS). Founded in 1982 and based in Shropshire, the charity aims to give advice, educate and fund research on our prickly friends. [more...]
There are lots of simple things you can do to help hedgehogs, one being to make sure they have access into your garden by providing a 13cm x 13cm gap at the bottom of, or under fences and walls. Hedgehogs will travel a mile in a night so need lots of joined up gardens.
Hobsons Brewery donated to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society £50 for every Old Prickly brew from 2012 to 2019; a total in excess of £46,000!
The snuffly hedge grog is a pale ale full of hop flavour and brewed with Columbus and Lubelski hops to give this beer a complex flavour of floral and citrus notes. Locally sourced Maris Otter malting barley is used to brew this beer which has become a firm favourite and permanent beer.
Old Prickly is a bottle conditioned beer which contains sediment, pour carefully and best stored upright at cellar temperature 10 - 12 degrees.