The Reinvention of the pale ale that created modern beer.
Burton on Trent is rightly remembered for its India Pale Ales, the beer that slaked the thirst of an Empire. But in parallel to the successful export of India Pale Ales which required a longer maturation time allowing them to travel well, were similar “running beers” from the brewers of Burton – designed to appeal to the domestic market across the land.
These were pale ales made with Burton’s unique spa water, a simpler, lighter golden ale. This beer type was responsible for the rush to build a vast number of breweries in the town. Burton had created the first modern English beer styles.
These pale ales were the height of fashion in the Victorian era, seen the length and breadth of England, from the ale house to the country inn, they were universally liked by everyone. Unlike earlier cloudier and darker ales, served in tankards, their bright and golden clarity shone in the new Victorian fashion for drinking glasses.
Now in the 21st Century, Marston’s, our classic brewery in Burton, have recreated this famous beer style – called English Pale Ale. Brewed to be an easy drinking, but flavoursome beer, EPA uses modern brewing methods and a combination of the modern and classic Cascade and Stryian hops. EPA is a refreshing, lighter blonde ale with subtle citrus flavours and a delicate bitter aftertaste. It will appeal to drinkers both of traditional bitters, ales and even lagers because it delivers refreshment with flavour.
EPA Fast Facts
- Marston’s EPA is a pale ale with 3.6% ABV
- You will find it available on fastcask™ in select pubs nationwide
- 2 UK Units per 538ml pint
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