In 1381, William Grindcobbe, a St Albans resident and key player in the peasants’ revolt, was declared a traitor and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.
We like to think the rebel peasant spirit is alive and well in St Albans, so this is a medieval-influenced beer brewed in memory of Grindcobbe. Of our four regular beers (Slingshot, Mediocria Firma, Saint Cloak and Grindcobbe), Grindcobbe is the most experimental, as you might expect from a “rebel peasant ale”. In coming months, it’ll be tropically flavoured with pineapple weed, rhubarb-soured with Japanese knotweed and fruited with wild cherries. But right now, it’s herbalised and bittered with wild Alexanders. A sweet barley beer fermented with a fruity, banana-spicy yeast, this is the ultimate pale and refreshing beer for our sunny pub garden.
Just look at how the sunlight falls elegantly through the beer onto its hand-carved pump clip…
Come and taste it soon! Only on tap at The Verulam Arms.