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Special beer celebrates charity hero

Added: Friday, May 12th 2017

Farr Brew

Farr Brew, a Hertfordshire brewery that supports community groups and charities, has produced a special beer to celebrate the life of a young man who was a close friend of the founders of the company.

Nick Farr and Matt Elvidge, who brew at Samuels Farm, Coleman Green Lane, near Wheathampstead, have made Chief Jester available at the Olde Fighting Cocks in Mill Lane, Verulamium Park, Britain’s oldest pub, and several other pubs in the county. The beer celebrates the life of Joe “Chief” Paul who died at a tragically early age. 10% of the sales of the beer will be donated to the Rennie Grove Hospice.

Joe Paul was a passionate supporter of local charities and he joined forces with Nick and Matt at the brewery who also back worthwhile causes with their beers: they recently donated beer for a fund raiser at Fleetville Community Centre in St Albans.

The beer is 3.6 per cent and is brewed with a traditional hop, Whitbread Golding, and a new variety named Jester that gives a punchy citrus note. The grains are Maris Otter pale malt, pale wheat and caramalt.

The beer is available in the Olde Fighting Cocks while supplies last. Pictured are Matt Elvidge (left) and Nick Farr, with Ros Lee of the Rennie Grove Hospice at the launch of the beer, which was supported by the South Herts branch of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

Other pubs serving the beer include:

Strathmore Arms, Whitwell.

Half Moon, Hitchin.

Lower Red Lion, Fishpool Street, St Albans.

Brocket Arms, Ayot St Lawrence.

Kings Arms, Tring.

Engineer, Tring.

Hunters Lodge, Whipsnade.

Hertfordshire University Students Bar, Hatfield.

Chequers, Stevenage.

For further outlets check: www.farbrew.com