'The Tardis' brews up for a 50th birthday
The first production run from Castle Rock’s newly introduced small scale brewing plant has been snapped up by managers at the city’s Johnson Arms to boost a charity and anniversary celebration.
The beer, ‘Time, Gentlemen’, will be available from November 8th in readiness for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the arrival of Dr Who. For Nottingham fans Saturday 23rd November will be a chance to meet to reminisce, wear time travellers’ attire and raise money for two charities – the Anthony Nolan cancer appeal and the paediatric intensive care unit at Nottingham Children’s Hospital.
Charity event organiser, Matt Goodwin of the sci-fi fan group, Beeston Browncoats, says he is looking forward to the pub’s Dr Who night. “We’re really thrilled that we’re getting so much support for our fundraising from the Johnson Arms and Castle Rock. We all look forward to enjoying a few pints of ‘Time Gentlemen’,” he says.
Media coverage of Castle Rock’s new piece of brewing kit prompted Johnson Arms’ managers, Zoe and Kay Head, into action. “We thought its ideal size, with a firkin for each of the 12 doctors, and our choice of name, style and strength meant we could add something special to what promises to be superb birthday bash at the pub,” says Zoe.
“This is a big beer from a small brewery plant, no wonder the staff at Castle Rock have already started calling it ‘The Tardis’,” she says.
Head brewer Adrian Redgrove joined the sci-fi enthusiasts by describing ‘Time, Gentlemen’ as a ‘multidimensional’ amber ale. It is mid strength at 3.9 per cent and most of the full run of over 120 gallons will be a Nottingham exclusive at the Johnson Arms.