The Revenge of Ebenezer Scrooge

Published: October 30, 2020

It’s fair to say that this year has been unpredictable, but releasing a Christmas beer online the day before Halloween… Have we lost the plot entirely?! No, it’s just that we simply can’t wait any longer to give you a taste of Scrooge’s Revenge! Formerly known as Bah Humbug, is the first of our seasonal range to be refashioned. Not only this, but we’ve introduced a fresh blend of Perle and Bramling Cross to this recipe that has resulted in a punchy yet wonderfully balanced premium-strength tawny ale.

Although we’ve given this beer a complete makeover, the underlying personality remains the same. Those who know Mauldons well know that we have a love for all things Dickensian. Charles Dickens spent a fair amount of time in East Anglia, and his debut novel The Pickwick Papers (1836-7) contains several links to the town of Sudbury itself. He oft stayed at The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, where you can still visit the room he stayed in. He is described as a literary genius and a satirist. Dickens was creative, resilient, and a fiercly passionate man. It’s these qualities that we keep in mind when we are any aspect of our beer. Scrooge’s Revenge is no exception!

“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Despite his grimace, the last thing Scrooge wants is for this festive period to leave you feeling bitter and twisted. It’s been a tough year and there’s still a little ways to go… If you come in from the cold and find yourself feeling a little sour or shook up – put your feet up and have a dose of Scrooge’s Revenge!

Now available in the online shop as 500ml bottle and 12 bottle case. Mini kegs and polyboxes coming soon!