Bryen Blessed

5.1% ABV

A complex malt base with 6 malts and an almost oily mouthfeel thanks to a generous addition of flaked oats and lashings of rye. Bittered with Simcoe hop and with citra in the finish, then dry hopped with a wheelbarrow load of Ahtanum.


Brian Blessed was born on 9 October 1936 at Montagu Hospital in Mexborough, Yorkshire, the son of William Blessed (1906–2005),a socialist coal miner at Hickleton Main Colliery (and himself the son of a coal miner), and Hilda Wall (1909–1997). Blessed's great-great-grandfather, Jabez Blessed, was the father of 13 children and worked as a china and glass dealer in Brigg, Lincolnshire; many of Blessed's relatives hail from Brigg. Blessed went to Bolton on Dearne Secondary Modern School, completed his national service in the RAF Regiment before enrolling at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.