The return of Shipstone’s beer to Nottingham has been celebrated at the famous Star Brewery, where the journey first started and the beer was first brewed back in 1852.
Richard Neale, founder of the new Shipstone’s beer company was delighted with the event:
“This was an opportunity to both re-introduce people to the Shipstone’s name and to say a big thank you to the individuals that have helped get the beer back in bottle.
Richard commented during a speech on the night that they had sold over 5,000 bottles in the first two weeks.
“It was fantastic to raise a glass to the homecoming of Shipstone’s at its place of origin, for so many former employee’s to be there along with members of the Shipstone’s family all giving the beer the seal of approval made me very proud.
“I couldn’t be happier, the beer is cold, the weather is warm and we even have a vintage Foden delivery lorry parked in front of the star clock tower!”
John Pye Auctioneers, the current owner occupants of the Old Star Brewery helped with the logistics of the launch, Anne Pye, director and co-owner of the Shipstones site commented:
“The heritage of Shipstone’s is something to be celebrated and we are delighted that the relaunch of Shipstone’s took place here at it’s original home.
“We take great pride in operating and working from the old brewery site. It was a pleasure to see bottles of Shipstone’s back in front of the old clock tower!”
You can check out the photographs from the launch on the Shipstone’s Facebook page!