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Chasetown drinkers get early taste of Staffordshire Hoard ale

The Hoard ale logo

The Hoard ale logo

Chasetown drinkers will soon be able to toast the Staffordshire Hoard thanks to the arrival of a new celebratory ale.

Brewed by Brownhills firm the Backyard Brewhouse, the creation of the new golden ale has been given a helping hand by Staffordshire County Council.

And the ale is now available across the region – including at the Uxbridge Arms in Chasetown.

Head brewer Austen Morgan initially contacted Staffordshire County Council to find out more about the Hoard and the images of the collection of pieces.

Austen, who has run the Backyard Brewhouse for 18 months but been in the brewing trade for 13 years, said he was keen to mark the celebration of the Hoard.

He added:

“We’re so close to the site where the Hoard was unearthed, but it was actually a local landlady that suggested the idea. The same day I contacted Staffordshire County Council for help and more information, particularly about the imagery that we would need to use.

“I’m really pleased with the way it’s turned out. We’re a small independent business so it’s good to be involved with such an important discovery that as put this area on the map.”

County Council Leader Philip Atkins said:

“It’s great to see a local brewery and one so close to the find site taking advantage of this fantastic opportunity the Staffordshire Hoard has afforded our great county.

“This is a wonderful golden bitter that is definitely worth sampling.”

People can find out more by visiting the brewery’s website.

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1 Comment

  1. Neil

    17th November, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Lovely beer it is too; they’ve got it at The Triangle, off Hospital Road in Hammerwich. Being a microbrewery, it’s produced in small quantities so it may not last long!