Hook Norton Brewery is celebrating 170 years of beer and brewing with a host of special events this September.

It has also produced two limited edition anniversary bottled beers, 170 and 170 Gold, available from the brewery shop and online. 

Managing director, James Clarke, said: “Reaching 170 years of continuous trading is something we are very proud of. From the humble beginnings, when my great great grandfather set up as a maltster in Hook Norton, to now, the largest independent brewer in Oxfordshire, and the finest Victorian Brewery still in daily use.

“From brewing just two beers, to a range well into double figures. From original recipes, to cutting edge brews, we feel this is something to celebrate, but not just as a company, but with the wider Hooky family.

“We have a series of events in September, where hopefully as many of our friends and customers can help us mark this milestone. It’s going to be fun, we are going to enjoy a beer or two, and we hope you can join us at one or more of our many events.”

The events

September 11: Open tap tasting evening at the brewery, 6pm to 10pm. Enjoy free samples of beer and watch the brewers do a special evening brew. 

September 12: Hooky on tour. Dropping into local pubs giving out samples of the limited edition 170 and 170 Gold beers.

September 14: Party Like It’s 1849m at the brewery, 6pm until late. Live music from Dickie White and his Jazz All Stars, and party covers band G&T. Street food, beer tent, illuminated brewery, Cotswold Distillery Gin Bar. Tickets £5. Available from the brewery or on the gate.

September 15: Sunday Fun Day at the brewery, noon until 5pm. Free entry. A celebration of Hook Norton Brewery and village. Open brewery, village stalls, beer tent, Hook Norton Brass Band, steam engines, vintage vehicles, fire engine and first reponders display, bounce aerobics, dog show, owls, shire horses, bouncy castle, face painting, ice cream, Cotswold Distillery Gin Bar, and more,

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