Originating in Northern Germany, Brunswick Mum came to England during the reign of the house of Hanover. The German version was a medicinal beverage with many different herbs and spices, but in its journey to England lost most, but not all, of the additives becoming a light, spicy ale. One 18th-century brewer describes being able to read a newspaper though a glass of mum. Dear Old Mum is brewed with barley, wheat and oats and lightly spiced with coriander and grains of Paradise. With a hazy, light orange hue it is crisp, light, delicious, and the perfect Summertime ale.