Brewers drum up a welcome for Rock legend
Ian Paice, Deep Purple’s Nottingham-born drummer expressed one regret following his tour of Castle Rock Brewery – he was touring with the band in Morocco, Georgia and Belarus while ‘his’ Nottinghamian Celebration Ale was the ale of the season in Spring 2013.
His trip round, led by Charlie Blomeley, gave Ian an insight into how his beer had been made and gave him the chance to thank the brewery workers and head brewer, Adrian Redgrove, for their efforts. As a real ale fan, he was keen to taste Harvest Pale which he described as ‘perfect’.
Ian Paice is the 11th in a line of famous sons and daughters of the city and county celebrated in Castle Rock’s real ale series.