Brewer picks Rotherham ale fest for new beer launch

A BREWER will launch the first ale added to its core range since 1952 at Rotherham’s biggest beer bash.

Timothy Taylor, based in Keighley, is best known for its medal-winning Landlord pale ale and its brews are found in pubs all over the country.

The brewery will serve up its new Knowle Spring Blonde for the first time at Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival, at Magna in March.

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The beer is described as an “easy-drinking yet complex blonde beer”, with “floral and grapefruit aromas, spiced orange on the tongue followed by citrus hop flavours to finish”.

While the firm has brewed seasonal beers, Knowle Spring is its first new pump staple in 65 years.

Festival spokesman John Hyslop said: “We are delighted and honoured that South Yorkshire drinkers will get this exclusive and historic opportunity to try the beer at their event.”

Also lined up for the festival’s return to its normal spring slot are the critically-acclaimed Buffalo Skinners and kings of the cover Acoustic Angels.

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All funds from this year’s festival will go to Rotherham Cancer Care Centre, which provides free supbport to cancer patients and their carers.

Festival organiser Steve Burns added: “It’s tremendous news that Timothy Taylor have chosen Rotherham for this unique event.

“We hope that it will encourage even more people to attend.” 

The Advertiser previously reported that the festival would not occupy Magna’s main event hall this year.

We are happy to clarify that bars, bands and the Bombardier bus will be in the main hall as usual, but the smaller Face of Steel room will not be used.