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Old Mill Brewery strikes truly local deal with the Co-op

All the team at Old Mill Brewery are celebrating this week with the launch of the Co-Operative’s ‘Home of Local Produce’ which is being trialled in Yorkshire and Old Mill’s bottled ales have been chosen as one of their truly local suppliers.

Kate Jones, Head of Local Sourcing, said: “Our customers have told us they want to buy local products at their Co-op store and so we have responded by teaming up with more than 50 new Yorkshire suppliers.

"Products made in the vicinity of our stores are prized by customers who want to support locally produced regional food which often helps to define a specific area such as Yorkshire.  “Our unique local sourcing initiative has been designed to break down the barriers which have previously made it difficult for small companies to supply large national organisations.  "Our vision is to champion a better way of doing business for you and your communities and what better way for us to do this than to sell as many locally produced goods as possible."

Simon Lewis, Brewery Manager explains “We only started bottling again last year and to gain partnership with such a well-known brand like the Co-Operative who champion local produce is incredibly positive and motivating.  Although it has been quite difficult to keep it to ourselves until the launch starts this week!”

Old Mill’s two bestselling real Yorkshire ales will be appearing on the shelves as of the 1st September being their Traditional Bitter ABV 3.9% brewed from the same recipe which was created when the brewery started in 1983 and Blonde Bombshell ABV 4.0% a delicate and refreshing session beer with a sweet finish.

“We’re incredibly grateful to the Co-op for giving us the opportunity to showcase our bottled beers alongside some of the finest real ales in the country.  We’re particularly thankful to Alistair, Manager of the Snaith branch who got the ball rolling for us.” Says Kelly Wood who looks after the Telesales and Marketing.

So look out for the beers in the 3 for £5.00 deal in your local branch and you may be lucky enough to catch some of Old Mill’s staff giving out free samples.  

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Press release from Old Mill Brewery


The Great British Beer Festival 2015

CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), 11 -15 August (Olympia, London), will bring together over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers for visitors to discover and enjoy. Over 15 regional real ale bars, 4 international beer bars and 2 real cider and perry bars will be open for you to explore.

All this can be found under one roof in the fabulous, grade II listed Olympia London venue. Tickets for this years festival are available now. Make sure you don't miss out on the advance ticket prices, including our special VIP tickets which include fast track entry to the venue, a glass, souvenir guide and beer tokens, the perfect way to beat the queues on the day!

The festival will also host a number of Brewery Bars where some of the biggest names in British brewing will showcase classic beers and some limited edition real ales. We’ve teamed up with Fuller’s to offer all visitors 10% off a room at one of their London hotels. Visit the Fuller's Hotels website and use the code CAMRA15 during checkout to receive 10% off their Best Flexible Rate (subject to availability).

CAMRA campaigns for real cider and perry

On Wednesday, CAMRA members will present a petition to Number 10 Downing Street to protect small cider producers across the UK. We urgently need your help to boost the number of signatures to 30,000.

The petition Protect small cider producers recognises that small cider makers are under serious threat from the European Union (EU), which has demanded that the UK Government removes a tax exemption for very small producers. This would land them with a bill of up to £2,700 annually, driving them out of business and causing irreparable damage to one of the nation’s most historic industry.

CAMRA fully supports real cider and perry and we see this as a serious threat to a great British tradition. With just a few days left we are asking for your support to push this number up to 25,000 signatures by Wednesday (10th June). Please sign and share this petition to your friends, family and colleagues and ask them to share on social media.

Imperial Tap & Brewery to host Beer Festival at Town Fields Gala

The Imperial Tap & Brewery from Mexborough will be holding a Beer Festival at this year's Town Fields (Thorne Road) Gala on Sunday 12 July, 12 noon to 5pm. This promises to be a great day and we are looking forward to seeing (and tasting) the fabulous REAL Ales on offer from Imperial Tap & Brewery. 

The Gala, free to enter, in association with DaBKA (Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association), and an exciting fun-filled community afternoon for all the family. Come and celebrate the talents of your local community by watching live music and dancing all afternoon. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are coming along with a fire engine, watch how dangerous chip-pan fires can be with their live display. Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Tom Thorpe Martial Arts among others will be taking part in demonstrations of their work. Take part in an archery lesson or support a team in the 5-a-side football competition! Dare you view a tarantula or snake in the Nature Safari?