A smooth golden beer with a sweet, citrus honey aroma and a long dry finish. The "Big Blonde" is so popular that it has its own fan club at Beer Festivals. This is now our most popular beer. It was the runner up of the strong bitters at the Great British Beer Festival in 1995.
The beer was named after a cannon which had been smelted at a vast furnace in the Forest of Dean, and used by the Parliamentarians to regain Goodrich Castle. It was also used by General Fairfax to capture Raglan Castle which was the last great castle in the South to hold out for the King. It fired huge, 200lb cannon balls. The cannon was captured by the Roundheads and used to damage the castle at Goodrich.