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10th August 2023

Greene King launches the Mischief Maker for Cask

Greene King Brewery will be launching Mischief Maker, its latest limited-edition cask ale for August and September, as part of its Fresh Cask Releases calendar for 2023.

The 6% golden cask available for the summer months is a double dry hopped (DDH) IPA that uses British hops to deliver a complex mix of fruit aromas and flavours.

The name for the DDH IPA was inspired by the renowned herbalist and astrologer, Nicholas Culpeper, who brought medicine to the masses and attempted to make medical treatments more accessible in the 1600s.

One of his well-known quotes mentions beating the roots and herbs and adding them into an ale or beer, which drunk daily could allegedly clear, strengthen, and quicken poor eyesight, not something that would be advised nowadays. With another meaning for Culpeper being ‘Mischief Maker’, the beer’s name was an obvious choice.

The hops used in Mischief Maker have all been supplied by Charles Faram, the UK based grower-owned hop merchant, as part of the Hop Development Project which aims to find agronomically sound and exciting new hop varieties in the UK. Mischief Maker is all about experimenting with the natural ingredients of hops to create a unique and tasty beer that provides something new for guests.

Jack Palmer, Head Brewer at Greene King, said: “Mischief Maker is another one of our brand-new launches to the Fresh Cask Releases calendar this year, bringing something exciting and different for customers to try when it comes to cask styles.

“The story behind this ale adds another unique element, shining a light on a part of British history, and makes for a great conversation over a pint at the pub. With the interesting mix of fruit flavours and experimentation with hops, this is the one to have on the bar for the summer months.”

The exclusive cask ale forms part of the wider Fresh Cask Releases calendar, a portfolio of 18 limited-edition cask beers available at specific times throughout the year ahead.

To order from the Cask Fresh Releases Calendar contact your Greene King sales representative or call 0345 600 1799.


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About Greene King

Greene King is the country’s leading pub company and brewer with c.2,600 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland.

At Greene King we are passionate about delivering our purpose to ‘pour happiness into lives’. That’s for our customers, our team, our pub partners, our suppliers and the communities in which we live, operate and serve. Founded in 1799 with offices in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Burton on Trent in Staffordshire we employ around 39,000 people across the group with four divisions: Greene King pubs, Destination Brands, Partnership and Ventures, and Brewing & Brands.

  • Greene King pubs are located where people and communities come together; pubs enjoyed in cities, towns and villages throughout the country
  • Destination Brands is a mixture of food and drink-led brands including Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Wacky Warehouse, and Pub & Carvery, Pub & Dining and Pub & Grill
  • Partnerships & Ventures includes Pub Partners, which runs our tenanted and leased pubs business and Hive Franchise pubs, and our Ventures Brands which is made up of Metropolitan Pub Company, Hickory’s, Hotels Group and Crafted Pubs
  • Brewing & Brands covers the brewing sides of the business. Quality ales are brewed at the Westgate brewery in Bury St Edmunds and the Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar. Our industry-leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, Ice Breaker and Belhaven Best and our premium beers, Level Head and Flint Eye, brewed for the modern-day drinker.

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