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22nd March 2024

CMBC expands premium craft range with Brooklyn Brewery’s The Stonewall Inn IPA

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) is excited to bring a taste of New York to the UK with the introduction of The Stonewall Inn IPA. This exceptional beer, created by craft legends Brooklyn Brewery in partnership with the iconic Stonewall Inn, New York City, is set to captivate UK drinkers with its unique flavour and rich heritage.

The Stonewall Inn IPA stands out as an expertly crafted, slightly hazy IPA that’s perfect for any occasion. With its distinctive blend of bold grapefruit and bright, citrus peel notes, the beer offers a balanced flavour profile that combines subtle hop bitterness with a refreshing, slightly dry finish. At 4.3% ABV, it’s an inviting choice for both IPA aficionados and those new to craft beer, promising a delightful drinking experience that lives up to the beer’s motto: “Fresh. Lively. Proud.”

Following the soaring success of Brooklyn Pilsner, The Stonewall Inn IPA is CMBC’s latest offering from Brooklyn Brewery. Originating in New York City, the beer was first brewed in 2017 by Brooklyn Brewery’s acclaimed Brewmaster Garrett Oliver at the request of the owners of the world-famous Stonewall Inn, for which it was named and whose legacy it was created to celebrate.

The beer not only pays homage to the Stonewall Inn’s legacy, but also celebrates the 2017 launch of the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), a charity supporting LGBTQ+ communities globally.

In April, CMBC will honour the launch by hosting the Stonewall Inn owners, Stacy Lentz and Kurt Kelly, at an exclusive event in Shoreditch, London. Ahead of the event, Brooklyn Brewery will be running a social media competition to give members of the public the unmissable opportunity to win an invitation to join this one-night-only celebration, with more details to be released in the coming weeks.

This beer’s UK introduction marks a significant step in CMBC’s mission to further enrich its diverse ale portfolio, which includes well-known brands such as Hobgoblin and Wainwright.

Jo Marshall, Director of Marketing for Ales & Craft at CMBC, said, “Introducing The Stonewall Inn IPA to the UK is a milestone moment for us. It’s more than just a beer; it’s a story, a legacy, and a testament to the craftmanship that goes into each sip. We’re thrilled to offer this remarkable IPA to UK drinkers and to celebrate the enduring spirit of The Stonewall Inn.”

On the origins of the collaboration, Kurt Kelly, co-owner of The Stonewall Inn, said, “We approached Brooklyn Brewery back in 2017 with the idea of a unique way to mark the launch of our charity, the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI) – a new, delicious beer that celebrates The Stonewall Inn’s remarkable history and the fantastic work that SIGBI is set up to do. We couldn’t be more pleased with The Stonewall Inn IPA and have been proudly pouring it here at The Stonewall Inn ever since.”

Stacy Lentz, CEO/Co-founder of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, said, “Our partnership with Brooklyn Brewery and with Carlsberg Group supports SIGBI’s ongoing efforts to create space for grass roots activism and promote understanding and respect for LGBTQ+ communities worldwide. It’s a proud day for us to see this fantastic beer arrive in the UK and help share the story and legacy of The Stonewall Inn, as well as promote the work we’re doing to this day through SIBGI.

The Stonewall Inn IPA is a scalable, premium offering from CMBC for both the On and Off Trade, providing a flavourful, accessible craft beer that encourages consumers to trade up.

The UK launch of the beer follows successful launches in European markets including Italy, France and Denmark. The Stonewall Inn IPA will be available year-round in select retailers including Waitrose, Morrisons, Co-Op and Nisa, as well as pubs in can and draught format across the UK from March 2024.


About CMBC

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) is one of the UK’s largest brewers and the leading UK brewer of cask ale. With a brewery and logistics network covering the whole of the UK, we are a home of brewing expertise, defined by our heritage and strong values.

Our portfolio spans World Beer brands, premium lager and beloved Ales, including iconic names Carlsberg Danish Pilsner, 1664 and San Miguel, alongside cask favourites like Hobgoblin and Wainwright and rising stars 1664 Blanc, Poretti, and Brooklyn Craft beers. With an enviable selection of low and no alcohol options such as Carlsberg 0.0, Brooklyn Special Effects and Erdinger Alkoholfrei, we champion exceptional brews that are exciting drinkers everywhere, whatever their taste.

But our mission goes beyond beer. Every one of us has a passion for making a difference – delivering outstanding service to our customers, investing in our people, and innovating to reduce our sector’s impact on the planet and create positive benefits for the communities we operate in.

We are Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company. Brewing For a Better Today and Tomorrow.

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About Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery was founded in 1988 by neighbours Steve Hindy and Tom Potter who set out to bring brewing back to Brooklyn, which was once a powerhouse of American beer production. They worked with Milton Glaser, (creator of the ‘I Heart NY’ logo) to design the brewery’s iconic logo, and in 1994 teamed up with legendary brewmaster Garrett Oliver to craft award-winning beers that put Brooklyn Brewery firmly on the map.

Brooklyn Brewery’s beers are now available in over 30 countries worldwide. Its range includes Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Pilsner, Brooklyn Special Effects, and the new Brooklyn Stonewall Inn IPA. Available in pubs and major retailers nationwide, including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Co-Op, Ocado, and Waitrose.

Discover more here:

Brooklyn Brewery | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

About The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative

The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI) is a non-profit charitable organisation inspired by the struggles and ideals of the LGBTQ rights movement born from the Stonewall Inn Uprising of 1969.

Through awareness campaigns, educational programming, fundraising and candid public dialogue, we support grassroots organisations committed to advocacy and that provide crucial support to LGBTQ communities and individuals. We are committed to eliminating the social intolerance that is profoundly impacting the lives of LGBTQ citizens throughout America and abroad.

Find out more about our work on our website:

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