This beer is brewed at the Hogs Back Brewery in Surrey. Jane knew the Hogs Back well, an eleven mile long hill in Surrey topped by an ancient roadway. She writes in her letters about the wonderful views from the top.
This was originally brewed at Wandsworth, just down the road from where I live. The brewery has now moved to new, modern premises. A great local beer.
I'm sure Jane Austen didn't drink real ale, she was a tea drinker, Twinings, I think. Although there is a very nice real ale pub, The Greyfriars, that does wonderful meals, opposite her Chawton Cottage.
So, here you are Mary, this link will tell you all about real ale.Maybe your husband might be interested.
This link explains what real is.