What a fabulous play on words and a beer to watch out for in the future. Brewed by local brewery Thurston’s the Horsell Brewery Company Limited in aid of Woking & Sam Beare Hospice, is a newly created ale to be called ‘Sam’s Beare’, which will be formally launched once it is safe to do so around the current social distancing rules.
Sam’s Beare is a refreshing and sessionable bitter ale and is a project that John Mintram, pictured right above with brewer Simon Hobbs outside The Crown in Horsell High Street, has been working on for several months in support of the Hospice.
To make sure this first batch does not go to waste, today [Friday 1st May] and tomorrow [Saturday, 2nd May] from 12 noon for non-mandatory and entirely voluntary donations to the Hospice it will be possible to sample the beer, which can be collected from Boz’s Fruit & Vegetable shop and Prince & Sons Butchers in Horsell High Street. Both these stores have been going the extra mile to support our community as well as fundraising for the Hospice.
Describing ‘Sam’s Beare’, John and Simon said: “Sam’s Beare is a refreshing and sessionable bitter with a crisp, soft and malty taste and a hint of sweetness, balanced perfectly by a mild bitterness. It has an aroma which is floral and malty with notes of citrus fruit and a mouthfeel which is medium, soft with good carbonation. It tastes great!”
Tim Stokes, Chairman of Woking & Sam Beare, adds: “We want to give a huge thanks to John Mintram for his support and this exciting initiative. All of us at the Hospice are very grateful to our wonderful community for all you are doing to support us during these difficult times. Thurston’s Brewery and ourselves are keen to hear feedback from the community on John’s latest creation.”
The rules of social distancing while visiting the shops of course apply and it goes without saying to drink responsibly. Keep well and safe all.
If you would like to make a donation to the Hospice please click here.