The Red Admiral, commonly seen in gardens, is one of the most easily recognisable British butterflies.
Relatively few Red Admirals survive our winters and summer numbers depend on migration from this strong-flying butterfly’s winter breeding grounds in southern Europe.
The Red Admiral’s caterpillars are usually found on nettles, but occasionally on wild hops! Ivy flowers are a valuable source of nectar in the autumn when many other plants have ceased flowering.
This Ruby Ale echoes the Red Admiral’s major colour. Our combination of Columbus hops and malt gives a complex flavour that can be enjoyed, like a sighting of this superb insect, in any month of the year.Back