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16th June 2015

James Anderson launches his own draught ale with Marston’s

Jimmy pulls a pint_King of Swing

England cricketer, James Anderson has launched his own draught ale in partnership with Marston’s Beer Company that will be on bars from July onwards for this summer’s Investec Ashes series.


Known as the ‘King of Swing’ for his pace bowling, Anderson’s King of Swing beer is a 3.8% abv refreshing pale ale full of appetising malt and hop character. The pump clip features him in action along with the three lions of the Official Beer of England Cricket moniker.


Anderson worked the head brewer, Emma Gilleland when he visited Marston’s Brewery in Staffordshire to learn about the brewing process. There, he shared his ideas about beer styles decided on flavour profiles, hop aroma and that all-important refreshment factor.


James commented: “I was amazed to learn that there was so much that went into brewing beer. I enjoyed talking to Emma about each of the complex elements that go into taste, aroma and refreshment. I am really pleased with the result and hope that beer and cricket fans agree.”


Gaynor Green, Marston’s Marketing Manager added: “We have enjoyed working with James as part of his ambassadorial role with us this year and in the run-up to this summer’s Investec Ashes. As a long-time supporter of cricket it is great to be able to marry the bar top appeal of our beer with the on-pitch brilliance of an England cricketer.”


Drinkers of Marston’s Pedigree and New World Pale Ale will also have the chance to nominate their favourite pub to win James Anderson for the day. He will be visiting the winning pub to offer a masterclass in cricket and meet customers in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (See here for more details about how to enter .)

The winning pub will be announced in late July.


King of Swing beer will also be available in bottle from July in Morrison’s.