Category: Beer news

‘Beer deal’ offered to Ed Sheeran as musician opens pub

‘Beer deal’ offered to Ed Sheeran as musician opens pub

Brakspear is offering musical mega star Ed Sheeran a ‘deal’ on a firkin or two of its flagship Brakspear Gravity ale for his new pub in west London. The Morning Advertiser reported that Sheeran has opened a pub on the Portobello Road, just a few months after he visited Henley-on-Thames and completed Brakspear’s Ale Trail. Brakspear…

A jewel of a beer! Brakspear brews Rhuby for EAT Food Fest

A jewel of a beer! Brakspear brews Rhuby for EAT Food Fest

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has launched Rhuby, a rhubarb ale, brewed specially for the town’s new EAT Food Fest event that runs until 29 June. Brewed at Brakspear’s Bell Street microbrewery, Rhuby is a 4.2% ABV golden ale brewed with locally grown rhubarb. The result is a refreshing, pale gold beer with a…

Toast of the town

Toast of the town

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is collaborating with Toast Ale to brew an ale from surplus bread. Henley on Toast will be sold in pubs during Cask Ale Week (20–30 September), with 30p per pint sold donated to Toast and Feedback, the charity campaigning to end food waste. Henley on Toast is a 4.1%…

Brakspear shortlisted in national beer marketing awards

Brakspear shortlisted in national beer marketing awards

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has been shortlisted for two trophies in the Beer & Cider Marketing Awards, competing against 35 finalists from across the country. Winners will be announced on 20 September. Brakspear is shortlisted for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative for its Honey Bee ale, which raised funds for Friends of…

Bees helped by Brakspear beer

Bees helped by Brakspear beer

Britain’s under-threat bees are being offered a lifeline by Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear, whose Honey Bee beer, available throughout May, will raise money for Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign. Honey Bee, a 4.4% honey beer, is back by popular demand for a third year. Every pint sold will raise 10 pence…

Brakspear pubs offer rugby beer for Six Nations

Brakspear pubs offer rugby beer for Six Nations

Rugby lovers close to a Brakspear pub should head inside to enjoy the Six Nations tournament when it starts on 4 February.  Not only are many Brakspear pubs screening the action live, a number are also serving specially-brewed beer, Jerusalem, with a  ‘buy nine pints, get one free’ offer. England’s victory in the Six Nations…

Third Club to Pub Swim voted ‘best ever’

Third Club to Pub Swim voted ‘best ever’

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear once again supported the town’s Club to Pub Swim, which took place for the third year at the end of July, in near-perfect conditions for the 500-plus contestants.  With temperatures of 30 o on land and 21o  in the Thames, and the sun still shining as the race ended…

Boater hats and a river swim celebrate summer in Henley

Boater hats and a river swim celebrate summer in Henley

Swimmers near the Angel on the Bridge, finishing point for the Henley Club to Pub Swim  Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is celebrating summertime in the town with the return of two popular initiatives inspired by its riverside location: the Brakspear boater hat and the annual Club to Pub Swim. The Brakspear boater a…

Brakspear brews Mild again at Bell Street Brewery

Brakspear brews Mild again at Bell Street Brewery

For the first time in 20 years, Brakspear Mild is available to drink again. Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear is brewing Brakspear Mild at its Bell Street Brewery to the original recipe for the beer, which was last brewed in 1996 at the New Street Brakspear brewery in the town. Brakspear Mild, a 3%…

Hail the Ale Trail

Hail the Ale Trail

Lovers of Brakspear beer and pubs gathered at the Bull on Bell Street for the third annual Ale Trail party.  More than 80 guests attended to meet other ‘trailers’ and the Brakspear team, and enjoy their favourite beers. Invitations to are sent to everyone who has completed one of Brakspear’s Ale Trails, either in Henley,…

A blooming big cheque!

A blooming big cheque!

Henley’s floral displays received a big boost recently when local brewer and pub operator Brakspear handed a cheque for £450 to Henley in Bloom. The money was raised from sales of its Blooming Marvellous seasonal ale. Brakspear pubs sold Blooming Marvellous throughout June and the 4.3% ABV golden ale with floral notes, proved a popular,…

Brakspear Special on sale at Great British Beer Festival

Brakspear Special on sale at Great British Beer Festival

An iconic Henley ale will be on sale at the UK’s biggest beer festival next month after local Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) members selected Brakspear Special, brewed at the town’s Bell Street Brewery, for the Great British Beer Festival at London’s Olympia. Brakspear is supplying four kilderkins – the equivalent of 576 pints –…

Annual Club to Pub Swim attracts 230+ swimmers

Annual Club to Pub Swim attracts 230+ swimmers

Swimmers in and around Henley are being urged to sign up for the Henley Club to Pub Swim, as registrations for the event, on Saturday 25 July, pass 230.  Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear, who are supporting the event again this year, are giving a bottle of their commemorative Two Bells beer to anyone…