Once an important style for English publicans, and thus an important part of English culture, Stock Ale, a style dating back to the late 18th century was responsible for much of the character of all of the ales consumed in England. Usually, a strong brew that was cellared in barrels for months or years where Brettanomyces was allowed to perform its slow-acting magic. Cellarmen would create blends of ales to serve to consist of recently brewed running ale and varying amounts of stock ale to add warmth and complexity. Ferment Stock Ale is deeply layered in aroma, flavor, and tradition. No blending necessary.