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10th July 2013

Bath Ales Bottle Special Pale Ale to Capture Lager Converts

 Bath Ales has unveiled a new format for its popular Special Pale Ale, now available in 330ml size bottles, to tempt lager drinkers into the premium bottled beer category.

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Released to cater for drinkers looking to make the transition from lager to ale, the smaller bottles are more familiar and accessible for people looking to try something a bit different.


This is the first time that Bath Ales’ Special Pale Ale has been bottled – previously it was available in draught for on-trade outlets as well as in microcasks for those who prefer to enjoy a tipple at home.


Mark Harding, sales director for Bath Ales, said: “This is the first time we’ve bottled our Special Pale Ale and there has already been a lot of interest from consumers and customers.


“Some people prefer to drink from smaller bottles so we wanted to try out this format to help us reach a new audience. Our Special Pale Ale is a full-flavoured beer with a wonderful golden colour, so whether drunk from a bottle or a glass, one taste is never enough.”


All Bath Ales beers are well-matched with certain foods, and the Special Pale Ale is exceptional with seafood and spicy foods such as Indian, Oriental or Cajun dishes.


Mark continued: “These new bottles are already proving popular with our on-trade outlets and we’ve seen high demand across the South West. A smaller bottle is often a popular choice at lunchtime and the low alcohol percentage of the beer (3.7%) makes our Special Pale Ale the perfect accompaniment with food.


“The plan is to secure broader distribution for the beer and the early signs are promising.”


The Special Pale Ale bottles can currently be found in selected off-trade locations across the South West as well as in a wide range of pubs and bars. Microcasks and a 20 litre special beer box can be purchased in the Bath Ales brewery shop or online via




* P&P will be added to online purchases. For Bath Ales product there is a 10% discount on all purchases for customers who visit the brewery shop at Hare House in Warmley.


For hi-res images and/or further information please contact Amy Bullen on or 0117 9066 526.


About Bath Ales:

Based between Bath and Bristol, Bath Ales is an independent brewery established in 1995 which uses traditional brewing techniques with cutting-edge technology. The founders come from a brewing background and combine a range of skills with a shared passion for all styles of beer. 


Last Autumn Bath Ales announced a significant investment plan which will see production volumes double in the next two years.   The brewer currently produces just over 18,000 brewer’s barrels annually and the business has had its own bottling plant since 2007.  It has an on-site brewery shop.


Bath Ales now operate 10 sites across the South West – The Hare on the Hill, The Hop Pole, The Salamander, The Swan, The Wellington, Graze Bar, Brasserie & Chophouse in Bristol, Beerd, The Grapes in Oxford, Graze Bar, Brasserie & Chophouse in Cirencester and Graze Bar, Brewery & Chophouse in Bath.


The Bath Ales range of beers includes Gem, Barnsey, Dark Side, Wild Hare, Special Pale Ale and Ginger Hare.

Amy Bullen

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