Latest News From Belvoir Brewery

16/03/2017

Thankfully the dark days of winter are now behind us and with spring fast approaching there’s no better time for the latest news from Belvoir Brewery…and to get down to your local pub and sample some of our latest special!

colin-at-leicester-08-03-2017 img_2020Air Play is the latest beer from our aviator range and is a lovely refreshing golden beer with a fruity citrus finish. It made its debut last week at the ever impressive Leicester beer festival and clearly went down well as it sold out! The festival was celebrating 50 years of local radio and Brewery Owner/Master Brewer Colin Brown (seen here on the left enjoying the fruits of his brewer’s labor!) went down to the trade night and was more than happy with the end result. Air Play – arguably one of our best ever brews – is now available whilst stocks last.

img_2323 img_1271As ever in the brewing industry it’s a been a steady couple of months after the festive season but we’ve continued to brew our Star Quality Beers for you all to enjoy and help you get through those long and dark winter days.

ibd02Along with our jaunt around the pubs of Newark (see previous blog) some of us were also lucky enough to attend The Institute of Brewing & Distilling annual dinner in the magnificent Burton upon Trent Town Hall. It was an entertaining night and the dinner and obviously great range of beers were enjoyed by all…and there is no doubt that they will never look as smart again for the rest of their days!

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Away from the brewery (but with the obvious link to the aviator range and pump clips) our very own Hot Air Balloon will hopefully be part of a Guinness World Record in the next couple of weeks.

137a0862-reduced 137a0965-reduced img_0591Weather permitting Colin will be one of a hundred balloonists flying across the English channel together to set a new world record. The previous record was set in April 2011 when 49 balloons successfully crossed the channel and flew to Calais and beyond. The event back then was covered live on Twitter and Facebook so keep checking our social media for further news/pictures on what will surely be an amazing sight. Colin will obviously be taking a few of our bottles with him so if you see him in France go and ask him for a sample!

The first aerial crossing of the English Channel by a balloon took place on January 7, 1785, when the courageous and skilled French ballooning pioneer, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and his American sponsor, Dr. John Jeffries flew from Dover, England to Calais, France. The pair had flown in a hydrogen filled balloon.

 

Unfortunately for Jean-Pierre and Dr. John Jeffries I imagine the beer waiting for them at the end of their successful flight wasn’t a patch on the ales available today.

 

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 Cheers…