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13th February 2014

Adnams collaborates with Camden Town Brewery

Adnams, the award-winning Suffolk brewer, has teamed up with the Camden Town Brewery to create ‘South Town Red Ale’, a limited-edition cask beer.

 South Town Red Ale is a 4.9% abv beer and is brewed with a selection of Australian hops varieties including Topaz, Summer, Ella and Galaxy, giving the beer aromas of sun-kissed peaches, lychees and tropical fruits. The beer has also been brewed with malted Rye for a freshly-baked bread taste and golden naked oats, adding a nutty flavour and a wonderfully rich, smoothness.

 The ale is the first collaboration between the two breweries and was jointly developed by Fergus Fitzgerald, Adnams Master Brewer, and Alex Troncoso, Master Brewer at Camden Town Brewery. This new partnership marries the heritage of both brewers and their brewing styles. To celebrate this, the beer bears a hybrid name combining the hometowns of both brewers; ‘Southwold’ and ‘Camden Town’.


Commenting on the beer, Head Brewer Fergus Fitzgerald said: “We are very excited to be working with Camden and together with Alex we have created a recipe that plays to the brewing heritage and use of modern ingredients and flavours that both our breweries enjoy. Collaborations are great fun, we have worked with several US craft brewers, it’s always entertaining and we get a great response from beer fans.   We are looking forward to hearing what people think of look and taste of the beer when it launches in next month. ”

 Alex Troncoso, Head Brewer at Camden Town Brewery, said:

“On my first visit to Adnams last August I was amazed by the blend of a modern brewery transposed onto a historical backdrop. I’m excited to be making my first ever batch of cask beer with Fergus, using ingredients we both love such as Golden Naked Oats and new world Australian hops – and that I get to work in the Adnams brewhouse for a day!”

South Town is available from March; in pubs and in five-litre mini casks from Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Stores priced at £15.99. The beer is also available to purchase online at




Notes to Editors

Adnams, the brewer, distiller and retailer, is an independent values-based business committed to a sustainable future. It has been brewing from its base at Southwold on the Suffolk coast for over 100 years and produces a range of cask and bottled beers, which are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide.  The company has an estate of pubs, hotels and chain of Cellar & Kitchen stores. For further information about Adnams visit


For further information contact:

Caroline Walker or Alice Baker

01732 779 087 |