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15th August 2019

Hook Norton celebrates 170 years of beer

Hook Norton Brewery is celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing with a host of special events in September giving people the opportunity to get a unique insight into brewing the Hooky way and of course sample their range of award winning and special one off anniversary ales.





Wednesday 11th – Open Tap Tasting Evening at the Brewery

6pm – 10pm. Held in the brewery enjoy free samples of beer and watch the brewers do a special evening brew.

Thursday 12th – Hooky on Tour 

Dropping into local pubs giving out samples of their limited edition 170 and 170 Gold beer.

Saturday 14th – Party Like It’s 1849 at the Brewery

6pm – late. Live music from Dickie White and his Jazz All Stars and party covers band G&T. Street food, beer tent, illuminated brewery, Cotswold Distillery Gin Bar. Tickets £5. Available from the brewery or on the gate.

Sunday 15th – Sunday Fun Day at the Brewery

Midday – 5pm. Free entry. A celebration of Hook Norton Brewery and village. Open Brewery, Village Stalls, Beer Tent, Hook Norton Brass Band, Steam Engines, Vintage Vehicles, Fire Engine & First Reponders display, Bounce Aerobics, Dog Show, Owls, Shire Horses, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Ice Cream Van, Cotswold Distillery Gin Bar and much more..

They have also produced two limited edition anniversary bottled beers, 170 and 170 Gold, available from the brewery shop and online.

Hook Norton Brewery Managing Director James Clarke said: “Reaching 170 years of continuous trading is something we are very proud of. From the humble beginnings, when my Great Great Grandfather set up as a maltster in Hook Norton, to now, the largest independent brewer in Oxfordshire, and the finest Victorian Brewery still in daily use.

“From brewing just two beers, to a range well into double figures. From original recipes, to cutting edge brews, we feel this is something to celebrate, but not just as a company, but with the wider Hooky family. We have a series of events in September, where hopefully as many of our friends and customers can help us mark this milestone.

“It’s going to be fun, we are going to enjoy a beer or two, and we hope you can join us at one or more of our many events.”