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5th December 2023

Tring Brewery creates ‘beer soaps’ In aid of local wildlife charity

Produced in collaboration with a local soap-maker, all profits from Beer Soaps will be donated to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital

Tring Brewery have collaborated with local soap-maker Nicky Gordon to create a beer scented soap bar, with all profits donated to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

Each bar is made using a traditional cold-pressed method and crafted with only plant-based oils, such as shea butter and olive oil.  To mark the collaboration, soap bars have been blended with Tring Brewery’s flagship beer Side Pocket for a Toad, evoking notes of hops and gentle spices.

At the centre of Side Pocket’s imagery is the brewery’s mascot, Mr. Toad – a playful amphibian character who has inspired the team at Tring to donate Beer Soap profits to a local wildlife charity.

The benefits of Beer Soap can be enjoyed by wildlife and humans alike, as each bar is crafted with brew-charged properties that are kind to the skin. Important minerals and vitamins can be found in beer, including Vitamin B and Potassium which are easily absorbed by the skin.

As Tring Brewery’s flagship ale, Side Pocket for a Toad is celebrated for its luscious hoppy profile, these hops contain skin softening amino acids that can help nourish the skin. The polyphenols naturally present in hops are thought to help combat skin redness and irritation. Brewer’s yeast acts as an antibacterial agent which can help fight acne as it gently cleanses the skin. The ale’s naturally occurring sugars attribute a creamy lather to the soap, making Beer Soap bars appropriate for both shaving and general cleansing.

Jared Ward, public relations at Tring Brewery explains:

“We are thrilled to launch these unique beer-scented soaps, raising money for our close friends at Tiggywinkles Wilidlife Hospital in Haddenham. This project has been exhilarating and though it has pushed us out of our comfort zone, we have been guided by brilliant local soap-maker Nicky Gordon who has offered advice and expertise throughout.

Nicky has helped us to make a truly distinct soap with refreshing notes of hops and a rich, creamy lather. It has been a wonderful experience from start to finish, creating a special product to raise funds for wildlife in the surrounding area.”

Soap-maker Nicky Gordon remarks:

“When Jared from Tring Brewery asked me whether I would consider collaborating to support their local charity Tiggywinkles, by making a beer soap with their flagship ale, it took me a nano second to agree!  What a fabulous charity to support. Tring Brewery have been great fun to work with and I have really enjoyed developing a range of beer soaps, using the beers brewed at Tring Brewery.”

Tring Brewery’s limited-edition collaboration with Nicky Gordon is on sale now. Beer Soaps weigh at least 75g and are sold for £6 each. Beer Soaps can be purchased in-store at the Tring Brewery shop or online for nationwide delivery from and 100% of profits from the sale of Beer Soaps will be donated to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.


Notes to editor/an introduction to Tring Brewery

Tring Brewery Co.

Tring Brewery Co, Dunsley Farm, London Road, Tring, Herts, HP23 6HA

01442 890721

‘Legendary Beer from Hertfordshire’

Business: Independent, Established 1992

Product offer: Independent cask ales, craft-keg beers and artisan lager

Production: 2M pints per annum

Distribution: Home-Counties (Herts, Beds, Bucks), Oxford, Reading, Cambridge, London, Essex + nationwide through our webshop and other online retailers

What makes Tring, Tring?
“Each Tring beer is crafted with imagery and namesake of the historic home-counties, keeping a local tie with the land around us. This local tie is strengthened by our use of mineral rich water from the Chiltern Hills and finished with our signature house yeast strain, now thirty years old, imparting a local terroir to our portfolio of 15 core range beers along with monthly, seasonal and one-off specials.”

Customer introduction to Tring Brewery:

“Tring Brewery is an independent microbrewery based in Hertfordshire, established in 1992 by Richard Shardlow. Tring Brewery’s second director, Andrew Jackson, joined in the year 2000 as him and Richard set about crafting what is now our flagship beer, Side Pocket for a Toad, named after an old Hertfordshire phrase for ‘something useless’ i.e. chocolate teapot!

At Tring Brewery, we are proud to produce beer that has been inspired by home-counties folklore both through namesake and imagery, crafted with premium hops and malted barley, blended with Chiltern Hills water before finishing with our signature house yeast strain.

Our brewhouse, today situated on the picturesque Dunsley Farm, has crafted quality ales for over thirty years, each made with a little local folklore.

Visit Tring Brewery to experience our welcoming on-site shop, brewery tours, food pairings and plenty of Legendary Beer from Hertfordshire!”


Jared Ward, Marketing & Communications – 01442 890721

@TringBrewery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram










BREWERY SHOP OPENING TIMES: Mon-Tues 11-5, Wed-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Sun CLOSED


My products are individually made in small batches using natural ingredients. Because of this, each product is perfectly imperfect!  The natural colours and fragrances may fade in time, although their properties should remain.  Depending on where the ingredients originate from, what time of year they were harvested, how rich the soil was and what the growing region’s weather was like, will all have an impact the finished product and will cause the products to vary from batch to batch.  Our soaps are; made using 100% natural ingredients, not tested on animals, palm oil free and 100% biodegradable.”


Jared Ward, Marketing & Communications – 01442 890721

@TringBrewery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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