A beer I drank quite a bit of back in the 1970s. It was my go-to beer in London when I lived there. Partly because Hock was rarely on in Fullers pubs.
London Pride is a typical product of post-war London. WW II restrictions knocked the strength stuffing out of Bitters. When the shackles were taken off a few years after the end of hostilities, many brewers introduced a new, stronger Bitter. Not quite up to pre-war strength. But a good bit stronger than austerity Bitters.
Called SPA (Special Pale Ale) in the brewhouse, it was first marketed as Chiswick Pride. Before adopting the iconic London Pride name.
Though this wasn’t in the parti-gyle with the LA and PA above, the recipe is pretty much the same. With just some tinkering with the sugar quantities.
|1968 Fullers London Pride|
|pale malt||7.50 lb||77.52%|
|crystal malt 120L||0.175 lb||1.81%|
|flaked maize||1.50 lb||15.50%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||0.25 lb||2.58%|
|No. 2 invert sugar||0.125 lb||1.29%|
|Fuggles 75 min||1.00 oz|
|Styrian Goldings 60 min||0.75 oz|
|Goldings 30 min||1.00 oz|
|Mash at||147º F|
|Sparge at||168º F|
|Boil time||75 minutes|
|pitching temp||61º F|
|Yeast||WLP002 English Ale|