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15th August 2023

Timothy Taylor’s Brewery partners with Thornbridge Brewery for the first collaboration beer in their 165-year history

  • Thornbridge Brewery honoured to be chosen by Timothy Taylor’s for their first-ever collaboration. 
  • ‘Artesian’ is a 4.2% Elderflower and Gooseberry Pale Ale brewed at Thornbridge Brewery.
  • Packaged in cask, keg and 440ml can for both On-Trade and Off-Trade. 
  • Launching at Thornbridge’s iconic ‘Peakender’ festival on weekend of 18-20 August. 
  • Available as a limited-edition beer to trade and consumers through both breweries from week commencing Monday 21 August 2023. 

Timothy Taylor’s chose to work with Thornbridge for the first collaboration beer in their 165-year history to create Artesian, a refreshing Elderflower and Gooseberry Pale Ale, ideal for summer refreshment.

The two breweries have long admired each other’s approach to cask and craft beer respectively, with Landlord and Jaipur both being widely regarded as the pioneers within their respective categories, and both having won more awards than any other beers.

The brewers’ mutual knowledge and passion led them to brew a style of beer that could be showcased in the more traditional cask format for pubs, but also enjoyed in keg format in bars and restaurants and from cans at home. The Artesian collaboration with Thornbridge comes just five months after Timothy Taylor’s Hopical Storm became its first beer to be launched in can.

Rob Lovatt, Head Brewer at Thornbridge, commented: “We are incredibly proud to be the first brewery to work alongside Timothy Taylor’s for a collaboration.

“Nearly everybody at Thornbridge regularly drinks Landlord, so to create a modern pale ale with them is really exciting for the whole team!”

Andy Leman, Timothy Taylor’s Head Brewer, added: “It has been a pleasure to work alongside Rob Lovatt and the brewing team at Thornbridge to produce Artesian Elderflower and Gooseberry Pale Ale. They have a great reputation for their partnerships, and share our uncompromising passion for quality and consistency, so were a natural choice for brewing our first collaboration.

“Artesian is a fresh pale ale that just screams summer and was brewed using Crystal, Chinook and Amarillo hops, Pale Ale malt and wheat. It is packed with aroma and flavour from the addition of elderflowers and gooseberries, and we look forward to hearing how our customers are enjoying it over the next few weeks.”

At 4.2%, Artesian starts as a light and quaffable pale ale, brewed for easy enjoyment with bountiful elderflowers and zingy gooseberries added to create a vibrant mix of summer flavours. For beer lovers who enjoy food pairing, it is a good match for goat cheese and fig crostini.

Artesian will be launched at Thornbridge’s Peakender Festival in the heart of the Peak District over the weekend of 18-20 August, and will be available to trade and consumers from 21 August for a limited time only.

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For Immediate Release:                Monday 14th August 2023

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About Timothy Taylor’s Brewery 

Timothy Taylor’s is one of the UK’s oldest family-owned breweries with over 160 years’ heritage of brewing award-winning cask ales, with their Landlord winning more awards than any other beer, winning both CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain and the Brewing Industry Awards Gold Medal four times. Established in 1858 when Timothy Taylor began brewing in Keighley, the company remains in the family and is the last independent brewery of its type left in West Yorkshire.

About Thornbridge Brewery 

Thornbridge have always brewed the finest quality beers with a passion. We recognise that not only quality, but consistency and innovation are key to creating amazing and beautifully balanced beer. Consistently pushing boundaries whilst respecting the important traditions of ‘Crafting’ beer help to create an award-winning range of beers loved by our customers all over the world. With over 400 Industry recognised awards, we are proud to be part of such an exciting beer scene.

For Media Queries:                        Kate Hempsall, or 07534 190241

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