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16th June 2014

Saltaire and Dark Star Breweries launch Le IPA into Booths

Two of the UK’s best known breweries Saltaire and Dark Star Brewing Company based in Sussex have joined forces for the second time this year with a collaboration brew.  Le IPA has been created to celebrate the arrival of Le Tour de France – the World’s greatest cycle race – to Yorkshire.   The bottled ale is to launch exclusively into Booths stores as part of an event to celebrate great Yorkshire ales and the Tour de France visiting Yorkshire.

Booths Buying Manager, John Gill said “I’m very excited to be able to include Le IPA as a guest beer in the Booths Beer and Cider Festival.  A collaboration beer brewed by two of my favourite breweries, from opposite ends of England is definitely worth tasting, especially in celebration of Yorkshire’s hosting of Le Grand Depart.”

Saltaire Brewery has brewed Le IPA to a joint recipe created with Dark Star – it’s an apricot coloured IPA style beer which has a good body and strong malt presence.  French grown Triskel and Brewers Gold hops balance bitterness with fruity flavour which are further enhanced with the addition of coriander to add a creamy spicy depth.  The highly refreshing ale has been brewed to create the perfect drink to enjoy after a long bike ride or if that sounds too much like hard work to enjoy whilst watching the cyclists pedal by as you cheer them on!

Wendy Carthew
Tel: 01274 594959

Notes to Editors:

Saltaire Brewery is in Shipley, West Yorkshire and has brewed hand crafted ales since 2005. With over 50 trade awards, including two national championship brews and three international gold medals, our beers are recognised across Yorkshire and beyond.


Le IPA has an ABV of 5.6% and is available in bottle, cask and keg.