HOBSONS Old Prickly

Did you know that hedgehog numbers are in decline, with a third of urban and a half of rural populations disappearing since 2000? Old Prickly has been brewed since 2012 to support the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS). Founded in 1982 and based in Shropshire, the charity aims to give advice, educate and fund research on our prickly friends.

There are lots of simple things you can do to help hedgehogs, one being to make sure they have access into your garden by providing a 13cm x 13cm gap at the bottom of, or under fences and walls. Hedgehogs will travel a mile in a night so need lots of joined up gardens

Hobsons Brewery donated to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society £50 for every Old Prickly brew from 2012 to 2019; we have donated in excess of £46,000!

The snuffly hedge grog is a pale ale full of hop flavour and brewed with Columbus and Lubelski hops to give this beer a complex flavour of floral and citrus notes. Locally sourced Maris Otter malting barley is used to brew this beer which has become a firm favourite and permanent beer.

Bottle Notes - Old Prickly is a bottle conditioned beer which contains sediment, pour carefully and best stored upright at cellar temperature 10 - 12 degrees.

Old Prickly is available in bottled beers and 18 & 36 pint polypins through our online shop which offers nationwide delivery.




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tasting notes...

  • Golden Ale
  • Pale Gold
  • Lemon, Lime, Floral
  • Soft, Sweet, Fruity

Test food panel3

A pale ale that pairs well with chicken dishes, salads and fish & chips.








  • CAMRA West Midlands Regional Real Ale in a Bottle Light Gold 2018
  • SIBA Wales & West Region Beer Competition, Champion in category for Standard Bitters & Pale Ales (Bottle) 2017
  • SIBA Wales & West Region Beer Competition, Bronze Medal 2014
  • Great Taste Award - 1 star 2014

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