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22nd October 2020

Dunsfold’s Crafty Brewing Co Release ‘Torch Light IPA’ Official Beer of Surrey Search & Rescue.

Surrey Search & Rescue have teamed up with The Crafty Brewing Co, to release a new beer ‘Torch Light IPA’. Every bottle or pint of the hop filled IPA contains a donation to Surrey Search & Rescue to aid with their fundraising efforts which have been limited by the current Covid 19  outbreak.

The Crafty Brewing Company have produced ‘Torch Light IPA’ a 4.2% ABV India Pale Ale to help raise funds for Surrey Search & Rescue after their fundraising efforts have been limited due to the Covid 19 outbreak.

Torch Light IPA’ classic IPA. A lightly-hopped golden amber beer bearing all the hallmarks of its four international hop superstars – Simcoe, Chinook, Amarillo and Perle. Refreshing citrus and floral grassy notes are mellowed by toasted fine English crystal malts.

As well as raising funds, Surrey SAR wanted The Crafty Brewing Company to put a water safety message on every bottle. They went with the slogan “More than 60% of people drowned whilst intoxicated had no intention of entering the water. Don’t let your friends walk home on their own.”

It’s also the first Crafty Brewing bottle to feature a what3words location of our brewery. Surrey Search & Rescue are encouraging everyone to download the app so that if you ever find someone in need of help when out for a walk/cycle across the county, you can easily tell the 999 operator your exact location.

Ryan Port, the Surrey Search & Rescue volunteer whose photo is featured on the Torch Light IPA bottle said: “A huge thank you to The Crafty Brewing Company for their support, they managed to put on a great virtual tasting session which resulted in an amazing partnership. The best IPA by far!”

Luke Herman, Founder of the Crafty Brewing Company said “It is an honour and a privilege to be able to support Surrey Search & Rescue by making this beer for them. I know that the funds we can raise for them will be put to great use helping those in need.”

The beer is available to buy directly from The Crafty Brewing Company on their website, as well as in specialist retailers and pubs across Surrey.

For trade customers who would like to stock the beer to sell in their establishment then please email and the team at Crafty Brewing will be able to provide you with details.

About Surrey Search & Rescue:

Surrey Search & Rescue supports Surrey Police by searching for high-risk vulnerable missing people like those with Dementia or people intending to hurt themselves. The team of highly-trained volunteers also supports Surrey Fire & Rescue with thermal imaging drones at large fires and also by providing specialist water rescue crews at incidents.

About The Crafty Brewing Company:

Since 2014 The Crafty Brewing Co have been brewing award-winning craft beers. Handmade on a farm in Dunfold in the Surrey Hills. We respect the long history of brewing by practising methods employed by centuries of brewers. However, we also use cutting-edge equipment, science and research to experiment with novel and rare ingredients to create exciting new flavours. Our single aim is to delight you with delicious, flavourful and refreshing beers.

Press release from The Crafty Brewing Company

Press contacts:

Luke Herman – Founder

01483 276 300


For Surrey Search & Rescue

Séamus Kearns – Head of Operations