Beer drinkers across the East Midlands will be able to order a pint of Shipstone’s in their local pub, as the historic Nottingham brand has delivered its first cask barrels across the city.
Following a successful re-launch in July, the bottled beer has sold over 2,000 units through 80 stockists across the East Midlands. Now with the launch of the cask version, it’s expected to reach even more Nottingham drinkers.
Attendees of this year’s Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival will be amongst the first in the country to enjoy the new cask conditioned beer, as Shipstone’s will have a strong presence at the four-day event.
“Seeing the Shipstone’s badge being fitted to beer pumps really was something special”, commented Richard Neale, founder of the new Shipstone’s beer company.
“Getting this famous Nottingham brand back in bottles and on shelves was great, but cask conditioned beer really brings back the memories of Shipstone’s heritage.
One of the first venues to stock the beer was The Castle Pub, after taking delivery Felix Bevis, assistant manager, added:
“The new Shipstone’s beer has already proved incredibly popular in bottles with our customers, everyone has been delighted to see the historic brand back in pubs.
“Now that we can order and stock a cask version of the beer, we expect to see an increase in sales as the Shipstone’s brand continues to make its comeback.”
The cask conditioned Shipstone’s beer has an ABV of 3.8% and will be available for order through Libra Drinks.