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20th May 2013


Badger is launching Brewer’s Bee, its new special seasonal cask ale for spring.  Continuing Badger’s countryside theme, Brewer’s Bee has been named after one of the countryside’s most prodigious workers.
Brewer’s Bee is a golden tawny ale brewed with a floral honey aroma, light hop notes and a biscuity backdrop.   The 4.4% abv ale uses Cascade and Styrian Goldings hops and honey from Rowse, one of the UK’s most established honey producers.  These all combine to create a refreshing ale that goes with both light and flavoursome foods.
Head Brewer at Badger, Toby Heasman, explains: “Brewer’s Bee is the first new cask ale I’m brewing this year – we have two exciting new ales planned for later in the year where I will be exploring different single hop varieties from around the world with different beer styles, which will include Slovenian, German and American hops.  We plan to expand this further in 2014 with hops from Australia, New Zealand and some new UK varieties.
As with all Badger ales, Brewer’s Bee is made with Dorset Spring water that has been naturally filtered for up to a century through the Cretaceous chalk downs and drawn up 120 ft from the Brewery’s own wells.
Available in all Hall & Woodhouse houses this new ale is guaranteed to create quite a buzz.
For further information or samples of any of the Badger ales please call Nickie Davies, Positive PR, tel: 01935 389497 or, or contact Anna Corbett, Brand Manager, Hall & Woodhouse, tel: 01258 452141 or email:
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Background information:
Hall & Woodhouse has been brewing Badger ales in the heart of the Dorset countryside since 1777.  As one of the leading independent brewers in the UK, Hall & Woodhouse is well known for its range of award-winning ales brewed under the Badger brand and its network of public houses throughout the South of England.  2012 has been a year of celebration for the company; Head Brewer, Toby Heasman has been awarded Brewer of the Year by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and Hall & Woodhouse was awarded The Best Tenanted/Lease Pub Company (10-199 pubs) in the Publican Awards.   In addition, the Company’s new brew house was officially opened in June, continuing the legacy and securing the future of brewing in Blandford, Dorset for the next 100 years. The Brewery, which is now managed by the fifth generation of the Woodhouse family, is justifiably proud of the quality of its ales which are brewed with Dorset spring water filtered through the Cretaceous chalk downs and drawn up 120 feet from the Brewery’s own wells. 
Nickie Davies
Positive PR
Tel: 01935 389497
Positive PR, The Grain Loft, South Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LU