A traditional dark mild, subtly malted and lightly hopped. We consider mild an undervalued beer category and are proud of our version. Black in appearance with a glowing mahogany edge to your pint glass, aromas of roasted barley and smooth flavours of chocolate and coffee with a well balanced bitter finish.
McFadden was originally brewed as a one off for multi award winning Leyton Orient FC Supporters Club, After it’s intended one off appearance at Orient, it was so popular that Pigs Ear CAMRA asked for a re-brew for their December beer festival. Given it’s first outing at Orient, we named this beer to honour the memory of Richard McFadden, who was a (Clapton) Orient player and member of the “Footballers Regiment” in the Great War. McFadden, alongside other Orient colleagues, lost his life at the battle of the Somme in 1916.