Six Nations Rugby/England Rugby ale Grubber
Six Nations Tournament is here again. Come and watch on our big screen in the Tap room.
We will show all the Saturday games (we may show others – let us know if you are keen to come and watch other fixtures). Our Grubber beer will be available in our bar. Based on our award-winning Lighterman this is a fantastic session ale, ideal for quenching the thirst during those tough TV matches…
Tried our England Rugby ale Grubber? Click for more info….
Prince Harry Receives A Gift
We are greatly honoured that Exeter City Council chose a gift box of our ale to present to HRH Prince Harry, on his recent visit to Exeter to watch the Rugby International at Sandy Park. We hope Prince Harry enjoyed the game and we’d like to think he had the chance to enjoy our Avocet ale too!
Cheers, your Highness.
Image: HRH receiving an Exeter Brewery Gift Box at the Exeter Chiefs Rugby club, Sandypark 2015
We are pleased to announce our membership of the Exeter Foundation “First Fifteen” This means we pledge our support to the Foundation and commit to raising money for this very worthwhile local charity.
Please visit the Exeter Foundation site to read more.
To help raise funds we are making a donation to the Foundation for every pint sold of a new ale named Tomahawk®. See further news when we launch this ale in the coming weeks.
Image above: Our Tomahawk® ale pump clip
Devon County Show
Despite the weather not being too kind, our new bar at the Devon County Show was a great success. This was the bar’s second year and at the request of the Organisers, we have now given the bar a new name: The Avocet Bar (what else!).
We extended the opening hours a little this year, with the music stage staying open an extra hour or two. Hopefully we will further extend the evening entertainment next year – so look out for announcements nearer the time.
Image. New Devon County Show bar 2016, early evening.
Avocet wins gold
Our Avocet ale won Gold in the prestigious Taste of the West Awards this year.
Following these awards Taste of the West hosted a exhibition on the Exeter Cathedral Green. All exhibitors were Gold winners, so a fitting variety of quality produce was on show for the event, which was visited by HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
HRH the Prince of Wales is Patron of the Taste of the West.
Image: Our gazebo on the wonderful Cathedral Green with spectacular back-drop. Taste of the West Awards launch 2016
We are immensely proud to supply our ale to the British Army Rifles.
Based on our award winning Avocet® ale, Rifleman has proved very popular with the Rifles, which has battalions throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and Germany.
Image: Our Rifleman bottle label, designed for the British Army Rifles.
Fancy A Wet?
We all did, but sadly the Webb Ellis Trophy has eluded England last year. Our Rugby ale is doing well though; Grubber is on sale for all England Rugby tournaments, so if you want to support England with a great tipple, Grubber will be available.
Image: Grubber. Our England Rugby ale pump clip.
As well as being our leading brand here at home, Avocet continues to sell well in France, with four shipments so far this year, all by our unique wind-power only shipping method.
Exports to France by sail. since 2009 we have been exporting our bottled Avocet to France. This is a joint venture with TOWT/Fairtransport, who are leading the way with sustainable transport, moving goods around the world solely by wind power. Our first shipment left Brixham harbour in October 2009 aboard the 150 foot square rigger, the Tres Hombres. Since then there have been other shipments from Brixham, Plymouth and Falmouth. In 2015 we made four large shipments, and sales continue to grow. Avocet ale is now available in cafes and shops from Brittany to Paris. We have used a number of sailing vessels, the most recent being the Lugger Grayhound, out of Falmouth. This was featured in a recent Sunday Times, following the Grayhound as she picked up a shipment of Avocet from Brixham harbour.
Lighterman Wins Award at Tuckers/SIBA
We were delighted to win Bronze for our Lighterman ale at last year’s SIBA/Tuckers competition – Standard bitters category. This is a fantastic result for such a low abv ale in a very large category.