Our well-known beers – like Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen – are available all year around. But we also brew seasonal and craft ales for beer lovers who like a bit of variety!


Our seasonal ales give you an even wider choice of beer at the bar. You won’t see these beers in the pubs all year round – so when you do, enjoy!

We have four new and innovative Greene King speciality beers for 2016 – ‘Molecule of Life’, ‘Frankenstein’, ‘Uncle Sam’ and ‘Marmalade on Toast’.

That’s on top of our full Belhaven seasonal programme, which is available to the whole of Great Britain. We have a new Belhaven ale this year – ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ – as a tribute to the famous Belhaven Bay footbridge.

We have two limited editions this year, including one for Euro 2016 when we hope to see plenty of footballs at the ‘Back of the Net’!

Finally, brewed with specially selected British craft brewers, we have six guest brewer collaboration beers.

If you like the sound of our seasonal ales, check out the calendar so you know when to look out for them at your local.


Cask-conditioned beers are often referred to as cask or real ales and include beer we brew all year round that continues to mature in the cask. Brewery-conditioned beers are often referred to as keg ales. They are filtered or pasteurised to give a longer shelf-life. Carbonation is then added when the beer is dispensed.

East Coast IPA
Crafted using only the finest American hops, this 4% fusion ale pairs the punchy citrus aroma of American style IPAs with the easy-drinking flavour of the finest English pale ale. Cold, gold and beautifully bold, East Coast IPA is a triple-hopped celebration of all that is good about our two great brewing nations.

Available as: Brewery-conditioned and bottled.                               

Tolly English Ale
This fine amber ale has been brewed using a complex mix of hops to offer balanced bitterness with strong tropical notes. All the flavour you would expect from a great English ale but at only 2.8% ABV

Available as: Cask-conditioned and bottled.

St Edmunds
St Edmunds is a fresh, golden beer with a citrus finish, brewed using pale malt and cascade hops. Crafted for modern tastes using traditional brewing methods, this is the perfect introduction to real beer. It’s also award-winning, picking up a 2014 Monde Gold Award

Available as: Cask-conditioned.

Greene King XX Mild
A CAMRA Champion Mild of East Anglia 2009, this is a cask mild traditionally brewed using dark malt to give a sweet and roasted flavour.

Available as: Cask-conditioned.

Olde Trip
Taking its name from the world famous Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, which lays claim to being England's oldest inn, this is a rich, toffee-flavoured beer bursting with fruity character that is perfectly balanced with a clean, bitter finish.

Available as: Cask-conditioned.

Morland Original
Morland Original is a moreish and refreshing beer with a subtle malt and fruit character and a pronounced, bitter finish.

Available as: Cask-conditioned.

Ruddles County
Originally from England's smallest county – Rutland – Ruddles County is an English ale with a distinctive flavour of dark toffee and caramel combined with a crisp bitterness derived from using rare Bramling Cross hops.

Available as: Cask-conditioned, bottled and canned.

Ruddles Best
This is an English ale with hoppy, citrus undertones balanced with bitterness and a light sweetness. It has an aroma that is packed with soft fruit notes and a clean, moreish finish. Available in cask, smooth and sparkling.

Available as: Cask-conditioned and brewery-conditioned.

Hardys & Hansons Bitter
Hardys & Hansons Bitter is a brew with an excellent balance of sweetness and bitterness that combines with a subtle hop character. This is a distinctive beer with a full and satisfying finish.

Available as: Cask-conditioned.

Hardys & Hansons Cool
This is a smooth, well-hopped ale with a good balance of sweetness and robust bitterness. It is brewed using pale malt with challenger and goldings hops and is available in smooth only.

Available as: Brewery-conditioned.

Hardys & Hansons Dark Mild
Hardys & Hansons Dark Mild is a traditional dark keg mild, rich ruby in colour with nutty and roast flavours coming through in the aftertaste. It is available in smooth only.

Available as: Brewery-conditioned.

London Glory
A celebratory ale created by the master brewers of Greene King for the nation's capital city. Centuries of expertise and craftsmanship have come together to produce this rich and fruity brew that combines crystal malt with challenger and goldings hops.

Available as: Cask-conditioned


Old Bob
This succulent premium ale has a wonderful blend of hops that give spicy and citrus fruit flavours leading into a dried fruit and biscuit malt finish. Twice a gold medal winner at the British Bottlers' Institute Awards.


To read the full tasting notes for many of our Greene King beers, visit our Beer Genius site.