Badger Blandford Fly
light coloured medium bodied ale with a low bitterness and a subtle spicy ginger character that gives warmth to drink even when served chilled.
The unique ale celebrated the infamous Blandford Fly, a resident biting insect of Dorset's River Stour.
Local folklore has it that only zingibain, one of ginger's most ancient constituents, could help reduce the fever and swelling inflicted by the creatures' bite.
The inspired inclusion of ginger in this ale has made the antidote so agreeable that the locals now claim the Fly swarms all year round…thus the warning cry is oft heard in the locality… BEWARE THE BLANDFORD FLY!
- Style: Bitter
- Origin: United Kingdom