Coniston Bluebird Bitter
In England, an “ordinary” bitter is a beer for everyday drinking – the kind of beer you can turn to again and again through a long evening of socializing at the pub. Bluebird Bitter is an extraordinary “ordinary.”
The bottle-conditioned Bluebird is altogether different from other bottled beers – it somehow tastes and feels like beer from the cask.
Bluebird Bitter was the Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival in 1998.
Malt – Maris Otter pale malt and crystal malt
Hops – Challenger
The name Bluebird comes from the boats that Sir Donald Campbell CBE used to break the World Water Speed Record. He set seven records between 1955 and 1964, four of which were on Coniston Water. Coniston was chosen because it was deep, long and had “no inconvenient islands.” In 1967, Campbell was killed while trying to break his own record in the Bluebird K7. The boat was moving at over 300 mph upon Coniston Water when the accident occurred.