Ringwood Brewery – Old Thumper

Ringwood Brewery’s Old Thumper – brewed by Shipyard Brewing Company from Portland, Maine – 5.6% alcohol

You may be confused since I said it was brewed by Shipyard, yet it’s called “Ringwood Brewery”. I’m not sure if I have the story correct, but Ringwood Brewery was a brewery in England and the brewer there was the mentor of the brewmaster at Shipyard. I guess to keep the beer alive, Shipyard decided to reproduce the brew in honor of him (or something like that…)

So Old Thumper….a beast of a beer (it says on the label, I didn’t just come up with that). It’s another beer with that stout-like taste. It’s classified by our friends over at Beer Advocate as being an ESB (extra special/strong bitter). It’s not a bad beer at all. Has a nice full taste, and would be a great dinner beer. I like it.

Wow, another short review…sheesh.

Final Rating – (3 pints)


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