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Warwick Racecourse launches new partnership with Hook Norton Brewery

Pictured with Hook Norton Brewery’s dray and shire horses Lucas and Nelson are, from left to right, Elizabeth Csak, Andre Klein, Sheryl Caswell (Business Development Executive at Warwick Racecourse) and Mark Graham (Marketing Manager at Hook Norton Brewery)

 

Warwick Racecourse is raising a glass to a new partnership with Hook Norton Brewery as racegoers will be able to enjoy a range of award-winning ales from the independent family-owned company.

The alliance brings together one of the oldest racecourses and one of the longest-established breweries in the country, which is based in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire.

The partnership was launched at the start of the new season at Warwick Racecourse with a visit from the brewery’s shire horses which still carry on the tradition of weekly dray deliveries to its local pubs.

Andre Klein, General Manager of Warwick Racecourse, said: “Like Warwick Racecourse, Hook Norton Brewery has a rich tradition and heritage, and is a progressive, forward-thinking organisation so we are delighted to be joining forces.

“From the brewery’s base just across the Warwickshire border, they will supply a range of their popular handcrafted real ales across the racecourse.”

Hook Norton Brewery has been brewing since 1849 and its award-winning ales include Red Rye, which was recently crowned the World’s Best Rye Beer and World’s Best Speciality Beer at the World Beer Awards 2017.

It plans to host ‘Meet the Brewer’ and other events at Warwick Racecourse, such as product launches and hospitality functions, as part of the agreement.

James Clarke, Managing Director of Hook Norton Brewery, said: “This is a very exciting partnership with Warwick Racecourse.

“Hook Norton Brewery is a proudly independent family-owned, fifth generation brewery that takes the very best of its brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach to create a range of cask, keg and bottled ales.

“It is the first time that we have been associated with horse racing and Warwick Racecourse is exactly the right fit for us.  We look forward to bringing the best quality ales to its racegoers throughout the season.”

The next fixture at Warwick Racecourse will be the Business Networking Raceday on Friday, November 10. For membership and advanced tickets go to www.warwickracecourse.co.uk

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