Betty Stogs was a Cornishwoman in a folktale. She lived on moorland near Towednack, Cornwall, England. She had a six-month-old baby but was lazy and dissipated. The neglected baby was cared for by the fairies, who returned it clean and laid upon a bed of moss.
Betty Stogs beer is also the subject of several songs. Lyrics of one can be found on the Skinners Brewery site, whilst the Exmouth Shantymen have their own version, performance of which is on YouTube. and chorus:
"Farewell to your wines and whiskies
Your brandies and your grogs
I’d sail the world and back again
For a pint of Betty Stogs"
- Robert Hunt, "Betty Stogs and Jan the Mounster", Popular romances of the west of England, 1, pp. 95–100
- Ben McFarland, World's Best Beers, p. 85
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
- "The original buoy band". Exmouth Shanty Men. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
- "Exmouth Shantymen - A Pint of Betty Stoggs". YouTube. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2016-08-09.
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