Tony Beard Launches Dartmoor Brewery Charity Beer at Iconic Dartmoor Fair
In a celebration of all things Dartmoor, Princetown-based Dartmoor Brewery launched a special limited edition beer, Old Wag, with the help of Tony Beard, aka the ‘Wag Of Widecombe’ on 8th September at the Widecombe Fair.
Old Wag is a special bottle conditioned 9% ale produced to celebrate the contribution Tony Beard has made over the years to the Dartmoor area and Widecombe Fair, taking on the character of Tom Cobley capturing our imaginations as the Wag from Widecombe. Dartmoor Brewery is donating a share of profits from the sales of Old Wag to the Widecombe Fair’s chosen charity for 2015, Hospiscare South West.
The sun was shining as thousands flocked to Dartmoor’s landmark event and got their hands on the first bottles of Old Wag. Head Brewer, Mike Lunney commented: “Tony is a true Devonian and has great knowledge of the area’s rural life, archaeology and history and is such a popular figure in our local community. Linking with the Widecombe Fair was a natural choice for us, and we’re delighted to be supporting Hospiscare South West this year.”
The event at the Fair Field held a wide range of activities for the whole family including Dartmoor Border Morris dancing, local produce stalls, lamb shearing, terrier racing, folk bands and of course the beer tent.
Old Wag will be available for a limited time only, and will be sold alongside Dartmoor Brewery’s permanent beers Jail Ale, Dartmoor IPA, Legend and Dartmoor Best. Dartmoor Brewery is the second largest Brewery in Devon and produces over 3 million pints a year, and is officially the highest brewery in England at 1,465ft above sea level.
For more information visit: www.dartmoorbrewery.co.uk.