So my mum was visiting for the last two weeks and although it was great to see her, boy did she do a number on my Old Speckled Hen stash! As I’ve posted before my favorite beer is the amazing Fuller’s ESB. However, I have really taken to Old Speckled Hen and now I know why. I thought it was a lower alcohol session beer, but I’ve noticed that the bottled version is 5.2% which explains why my Mum was so cheerful. A trend in bottled beers, as I first posted here, is that they are often a bit stronger than their draft versions. Due to my location most of the British beers I drink are from bottles and I’m realizing what I’m drinking might be quite different in the pubs. Even so I’m enjoying them all the same.