History of South Yorkshire stately home reflected in new beer celebration

A new beer named in honour of a South Yorkshire stately home has been released.

Thursday, 17th October 2019, 8:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 5:16 pm
Visitors to Wentworth Woodhouse will soon be able to treat themselves to a tasty tipple after the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust teamed up with local brewers, Chantry Brewery to create a brand new beer, named in honour of the iconic stately home.

Visitors to Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham can treat themselves to a tasty tipple after the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust teamed up with local brewers, Chantry Brewery, to create a brand new beer following a chance meeting.

The new brew, named Palladian Pale, is a 3.9 per cent golden ale, developed to reflect different aspects of the historic stately home. Featuring plenty of character and a crisp floral taste, the hops featured in the beer were chosen because of their connections to the Wentworth Woodhouse story.

It will be available with the stately home’s recently opened gift shop, with every penny from sales go directly towards funding restoration projects within the Grade I listed building.

Following a competition to design an eye-catching label, the winning design was created by Wickersley-based graphic designer Richard Calise.

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Mick Warburton, co-director, Chantry Brewery, said:“The beer we’ve created features Cascade hops, chosen to reflect the famous performance by Russian ballerina Ana Pavlova who performed for King George V in Wentworth Woodhouse. We chose it because the hop was first developed using English and Russian seed varieties, whilst the floral flavours reflect the impressive gardens surrounding the house.”