Betty Stogs is an award-winning, copper-coloured bitter brewed since 1997 using Cornish water; whole-flower Celeia, Northdown and Aurora hops; malted barley and wheat; and Skinner’s unique yeast.


Copper-coloured, with a light malty aroma, a floral, even cedar taste, and a sharp tang of bitter grapefruit, this is an ale that has the strength of character to take on tasty dishes like stews, hard cheeses and meat-packed pasties.


In Cornish folklore Betty Stogs was reputedly full-bodied, golden-hearted and just a little fruity. So you can see why we chose to name our award-winning, smooth-drinking amber ale after her. Especially as both Bettys are often to be found at the centre of a good party. Join us in raising a glass to Betty Stogs – truly the Queen of Cornish ales


Nick Beringer has brought new life to his classic Betty design, putting her front and centre as Cornwall’s good-time girl. Nick has been a key partner for Skinner’s since the brewery’s inception.

  • STYLE: Copper-coloured bitter
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Availability: All year in bottle and cask
  • Malt: Malted barley and wheat
  • Hops: Aurora, Celeia, Northdown
  • Bitterness: 37 IBU
  • OG: 1040

Champion Beer of Britain, Best Bitter

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