Brew 39 : Old Ben’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

I haven’t brewed this for several months, and not on the new kit, and never put it into bottles, so I decided to rectify these issues. Casks appeared at beer festivals at Billericay Brewing in late March, and on Mersea over Easter 2018, and bottles at Two Brews on Crouch Street in Colchester.

FWIW Benjamin Stockton Watson was my great-grandfather, who left a beautiful Teesdale village to move to West Hartlepool, where he worked at the steelworks for many years. He also set up a Methodist Mission, so probably won’t take too kindly to having a beer named after him!