To celebrate the life of Sir Walter Raleigh and the 400th anniversary of his death, Black Tor Brewery, of Christow, in Dartmoor National Park, is launching a special ale in cask and bottle.

Black Tor Raleigh 400Raleigh 400 (4.4% ABV) is a refreshing, well-balanced and malty amber ale, with a pleasant hoppy aroma and hint of Seville oranges, with a nod to one of the ingredients discovered by Sir Walter.

The beer will be launched at the Sir Walter Raleigh pub in East Budleigh on Friday (May 25) and will also be served at Black Tor’s pop-up bar at The Dartington Food Fair (May 27 and 28) before being available in pubs and bottle stockists from June onwards.

Head brewer, Jonathon Crump, said: “Being approached by local historian Michael Downes, of The Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton, to brew a special beer to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh’s death was a huge honour and opportunity I could not turn down.

“I look forward to celebrating the life of such a prolific Devonian over a pint or two of Raleigh 400.”

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