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From the cellar: Old Chimneys Twa Thusend Gear Ealu

Old Chimneys Brewery

AKA: Two Thousand Year Ale ABV: 9.5% Origin: Market Weston, Suffolk, England Website: Date: 7 September 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. Old Chimneys is now something of […]

Old Chimneys Amber Porter 1785-1827

Featured as a selection from the new Good Bottled Beer Guide in BEER August 2009. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 4.8% Origin: Market Weston, Suffolk, England Website:

Old Chimneys Brewery

Former Greene King, Vaux and Broughton brewer Dr Alan Thomson has consistently produced small runs of innovative beers from his Suffolk […]

Old Chimneys Redshank Strong Old Ale and Good King Henry Special Reserve

First published in BEER December 2006 as part of a page about strong beers.

ABV: 8.7 and 11 per cent Origin: Market Weston, Suffolk, England Website:

Old Chimneys Redshank Strong Old Ale

With the nights drawing in, the weather – at least in theory – getting colder and the festive season approaching, […]

Old Chimneys Good King Henry Imperial Stout (Imperial Stouts Part 2)

Originally published in BEER December 2003.

NOTE This review forms part of what was originally published as a single longer article. See the previous post for an introduction to Imperial stouts and the first review. See the next post to continue reading about further Imperial stouts. See all parts of this article:

Origin: Market […]