Peter Austin, who is often credited for kick-starting the modern British craft beer revolution, founded Ringwood in 1978. The brewery has a long history of trying out bold flavours and creative concoctions. The Old Thumper, which boasts the tagline “A Beast of a Beer,” has a serious following among people who love its warm, malty flavour, plus fruit notes and a bitter finish.
Fuller's Brewery London Porter
The last family-owned brewery in London, Fuller’s launched the London Porter in 1996 with an aim to reignite interest in what was once a working man’s classic beverage. Having won a slew of awards, including World's Best Porter at the World’s Best Beer awards in 2011, it’s safe to say this bitter, chocolatey pint of liquid goodness is here to stay.