Tring Brewery have teamed up with Watford FC to brew a commemorative ale, marking 100 years of the Golden Boys at Vicarage Road Stadium.
Centenary Ale is a 4.4% golden ale, brewed with the finest British malts and hops. First Gold hops have been used to impart a gentle floral aroma, which complement a robust body that boasts deep golden hues.
Centenary Ale will go on sale from Friday 12 August, available from Watford FC’s ‘Hornets Shop’ and Tring Brewery’s brewery shop and website. Nationwide orders of single bottles, three bottle presentation packs and full cases of twelve can be ordered for courier through tringbrewery.co.uk.
Retired Premier League star and Watford FC legend Tommy Smith was in attendance on brew day and was much satisfied with the beer once it had been packaged following the fermentation period.
Jared Ward, PR at Tring Brewery said: ‘It has been a pleasure to collaborate with one of Hertfordshire’s most recognised institutes. As a local employer, the Tring Brewery team is made up of many Watford fans who have followed the club’s amazing story over the decades. The Vic is synonymous with Watford and we are thrilled to brew an ale for this momentous occasion!’
Kevin Newman, Head of Retail at Watford FC remarks: ‘When we were looking to create a beer to celebrate the centenary of Vicarage Road, Tring were the obvious choice, as a Hertfordshire-based brewery with a reputation for great ales.
‘The team at Tring have been wonderful partners in the project, involving the club in every step of the process, from brewing and tasting, to bottle design and marketing.
‘As the first beer Watford Football Club have put their name to since the FA Cup Final Commemorative Ale in 1984, it was important that the beer not only looked great but tasted fantastic too.
‘Having now sampled a bottle or two I can safely say that this will not only serve to be a great piece of memorabilia but will be a beer that fans will keep coming back for.’
Centenary Ale is released as part of Watford FC’s celebrations to mark 100 years of football played at Vicarage Road Stadium, having taken to the pitch for the first time on 30 August 1922.
Raise a glass of locally brewed golden ale, to 100 years at The Vic for the Golden Boys!