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9th November 2020

Good Tidings They Bring: Anspach & Hobday launch The Pfeffernüsse Stout

Friday 6th November 2020 – Independent London-based craft brewery Anspach & Hobday have announced the launch of their brand-new Christmas beer, The Pfeffernüsse Stout.

The Pfeffernüsse Stout will become available to the public on Monday 16th November and pre-orders are currently being taken on the web shop here.

The Pfeffernüsse Stout is available as a four-pack, four-pack gift wrapped in A&H wrapping paper, twelve-pack or full case of 24 on the web store.

The seasonal Christmas stout will also be available at The Arch House in Bermondsey and The Pigeon our bar in Camberwell, for both takeaway and web shop click and collect services.

Chairman and Co-Founder Jack Hobday says: ‘In these turbulent times we hope our evocative Christmas Stout will still raise a little cheer this Christmas for friends, family and all our loyal customers. From myself, Paul and the whole brewing team: Thank you & Merry Christmas!

Head of Production and Co-Founder Paul Anspach says: ‘With the move of all Saison production to our Bermondsey Arch House site, it felt like the right time to take our Christmas beer in a new, darker direction. We’ve used all the same spices as are present in both the biscuit and the old beer, but paired it this time with a smooth, brooding Stout. Where the Saison was dry and spicy, the Stout is rich and roasted, with the festive spices sitting making themselves known from the off. The dark malts give a gentle roastiness, and Centennial, Columbus and East Kent Golding hops bring layers of dark fruit, citrus and spice.’

The Pfeffernüsse Stout is based on the German Christmas biscuit Pfeffernüsse, which translates into English as pepper nut.

Anspach & Hobday have been brewing Pfeffernüsse inspired beers every year since they started home brewing in 2012. The most recent edition was last year’s The Pfeffernüsse Saison.



The Pfeffernüsse Stout (6.0%) – Based on the German Christmas biscuit of the same name, The Pfeffernüsse Stout brings together a rich, malty stout with the perfect blend of festive spice. Ginger and cinnamon dominate the nose with biscuity malts and warming spices joining on the palate. Merry Christmas!



Anspach & Hobday in particular are known for their diverse range of beers, inspired by traditional styles remade for the 21st century beer drinker, brewing everything from historic ales and porters to experimental sours and IPAs. All of our beers are vegan friendly and made using renewable energy.

Founded in 2013 by childhood friends Paul Anspach & Jack Hobday, A&H are undergoing rapid growth following a successful round of crowdfunding in early 2019. Anspach & Hobday are best known for their flagship beer, The Porter. The brewery epitomises London craft beer brewing traditional styles made for the modern drinker.

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