Marston's Burton Bitter

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Marston's Burton Bitter is one of our oldest beers, amongst the first created by John Marston when he established his brewery in 1834. It is crafted using only the finest barley, hops, yeast and famous Burton spring water to deliver an exceptionally clean tasting beer combining malty biscuit flavours with a delicate hop character and finish.

It is almost 1,000 years since the beer making virtues of Burton's spring water were discovered by the monks of Burton abbey. The spring water does not come from a the river trent, it is rain water that has fallen on the surrounding hills, and percolated down through gypsum beds, forming an underground stream on the valley floor. It is these trace elements elements of gypsum (calcium sulphate) which help to make a clearer, brighter bitter.

We collect our natural spring water from several wells on site at our brewery.

Throughout the world other brewers have to artificially "Burtonise" their brewing water in order to compensate for the misfortune of not being based in Burton-Upon-Trent, the home of British brewing.

As well as producing a clearer, brighter bitter, natural filtration through the gypsum beds also adds the distinctive sulphurous aroma that has affectionately become known as the 'Burton snatch'.

So if you want a bitter with a distinctive taste and depth of character, Dont Compromise, choose Burton Bitter.

Just the facts

Marston's Burton Bitter is an easy drinking bitter with an abv of 3.8%.

You will find it available in pubs nationwide and also in 500ml and 660ml bottles for you to enjoy at home

Alcohol units

  • 2.2 UK units per 568ml pint
  • 1.9 UK units per 500ml bottle
  • 2.5 UK units per 660ml bottle

Please enjoy our beers responsibly.

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