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18th February 2021

Honey, I Flunked The Kids: New beer launched for lockdown homeschooling parents

The juggle is real for parents in lockdown 3.0 who’re balancing work and homeschooling. As a special half-term treat just for them, a start-up brewery and a honey brand have collaborated on a new honey beer.

‘Honey, I Flunked The Kids’ is a sweet 7.4% Belgian Golden Ale brewed with honey made by Leeds brewery Amity Brew Co and national honey company Hilltop, which is being released in half-term.

Co-Founder of Amity Brew Co and father of two school aged boys, Richard Degnan, said: “I’ve got huge respect for all the parents out there juggling homeschooling with work and lockdown life. It’s so hard!

“We wanted to launch a sweet treat to act as a pat on the back to those homeschooling parents this half term….. you did it! Put the phonics and maths away, crack open a beer and enjoy a few minutes of quiet time.”

Founder and managing director of Hilltop, Scott Davies, said: “Honey is the perfect pairing for a smooth beer. It counters the hop bitterness but also the sugar ferments to create the alcohol. We all deserve a treat this lockdown and this beer will hopefully raise a smile or two with exhausted parents and beer fans alike!”

Honey, I Flunked The Kids launches in the last week of half term (17 February 2021) available in cases of 12 or 6 440ml cans via for more info on Hilltop visit

Press release from Aubergine Communications on behalf of Amity Brew Co

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