Cornwall-based Sharp’s Brewery has announced the launch of its latest limited release beer, ‘Dawn Patrol’, a California Common Style beer (4% ABV). This is their third limited release in 2017, following Two Tides and Rye Rock earlier this year. Dawn Patrol is now available across on-trade outlets throughout mainland UK until end of August 2017 *.
As with previous limited releases from Sharp’s Brewery, five pence from every pint of ‘Dawn Patrol’ sold will be donated to the Blue Flag charity, which works to keep beaches safer and clean. Over the past two years, Sharp’s Brewery has donated £28,000 to the Blue Flag charity, which has funded applications for all the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards in Cornwall.
Dawn Patrol is a California Common Style ale that is a perfectly refreshing brew for the warm summer months. The beer has a firm bitterness that is balanced with malty, toasted caramel flavours. The combination of the Northern Brewer hops and higher fermentation temperature offers an aroma with mint and wood overtones.
James Nicholls, Senior Brand Manager at Sharp’s Brewery comments:
“This latest limited release is our first California Common Style ale in our portfolio, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to experimenting with new tastes and styles. Our limited releases prove very popular with our on-trade stockists and consumers alike, and we look forward to introducing this latest brew.
“At Sharp’s we are proud supporters of the Blue Flag initiative, a charity that is very close to our heart, as the beaches and coastline are very important to us”.
Allison Ogden-Newton, Chief Executive at Keep Britain Tidy said:
“We are thrilled to be receiving this support from Sharp’s Brewery, which is helping us to aid beaches and communities in Cornwall and around the country.
“As well as being the national sponsor of the Blue Flag award, which celebrates the country’s very best beaches, Sharp’s Brewery is going the extra mile to support beaches across Cornwall, working with our BeachCare project and the Army, creating the Sharp’s Beach Clean Battalion. We are delighted that together, Keep Britain Tidy and Sharp’s Brewery are making a real difference to the Cornish coast.”
The Blue Flag initiative encourages sustainable development of beaches across the world, and is owned and run by the non-governmental organisation, the FEE.