Thursday, 24 August 2017

Blooming marvellous ale

A BEER created to raise money for Henley in Bloom has gone on sale at nine pubs in the town.

Blooming Marvellous, a 4.3 per cent golden ale with floral aromas, is being sold throughout this month.

Twenty pence from every pint will go towards hanging baskets as part of the Going for Gold campaign, launched by the Henley Standard in April.

Henley in Bloom teamed up with Brakspear to create the ale, which was brewed at its microbrewery at the Bull pub in Bell Street. The idea was the brainchild of Marisa Francini, a member of Henley in Bloom and the Campaign for Real Ale.

She said: “Henley in Bloom is partly about recognising historical significance and the town has a proud brewing heritage, which was revived when the Brakspear microbrewery opened last year.

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