Monday, 18 December 2017

Brakspear backs bees with new beer

BRAKSPEAR has launched a honey-flavoured beer and each pint sold will contribute to a bee protection charity.

BRAKSPEAR has launched a honey-flavoured beer and each pint sold will contribute to a bee protection charity.

Head brewer Malcolm Mayo created Honey Bee at the micro-brewery inside the Bull pub in Bell Street, Henley, using honey from bees kept at Orwells pub in Shiplake. It has a golden colour and is 4.4 per cent alcohol.

Mr Mayo said: ?Honey Bee has delicate, subtle honey notes, with a bracing delivery of hops on the follow through. It was a pleasure to brew it using honey from a local Brakspear pub.?

Liam Trotman, who works at Orwells, said: ?In its lifetime each bee makes a quarter of a teaspoon of honey. We gave 20kg of honey for the beer.?

The limited edition beer is available at several Brakspear pubs in the Henley area in support of Bee Cause, a Friends of the Earth campaign to protect bees, which have lost 97 per cent of their natural habitat in 60 years.

Chief executive Tom Davies said: ?Brewing a honey beer and supporting Bee Cause are naturals for Brakspear.

?Not only do we have a bee in our logo, but most of our pubs have gardens or outdoor floral displays that depend upon bees.?

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