Gemma Broad and Derek Randall (right) enjoy a pint of ‘Stuart Broad’, with Castle Rock Brewery’s chairman Geoff Newton and Poppy landlord, James Halfpenny (left)
The associated bar pump clip (shown below) sums up Stuart Broad with match statistics from the 2015 Trent Bridge Ashes’ series when he took eight Australian wickets in 9.3 overs for 15 runs in a spell that included five maidens.
“This feat of sporting greatness is something that cricket lovers like me will savour for years,” says Colin Wilde, our managing director. “And it’s an honour for us to brew this beer to be enjoyed by cricket fans as England take on South Africa at Trent Bridge.
“We’re also delighted that we’ll be asking our customers to do what they can to support Stuart’s charity, the Broad Appeal for the MND Association. We’ll be donating 20p from the sale of every pint to the cause in the hope that one day motor neurone disease will be have a cure,” he says. “A second brew is coming soon, as sales have been exceptional.”
Gemma Broad, who runs The Broad Appeal alongside Stuart and her father, Chris, says: “We’re thrilled that Castle Rock Brewery has created this ale in Stuart’s honour and for its support for The Broad Appeal. Motor Neuron Disease (MND) is an horrific disease which attacks the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord affecting suffers ability to walk, talk, eat and breathe. There is no cure.
“Every penny raised by The Broad Appeal goes directly to the MND Association with the specific aim of funding research into finding a cure. So, please, raise a pint of ‘Stuart Broad’ this summer and help us raise as much money as we can to continue our fight against this disease,” she says.
Derek Randall, who was a guest speakers at the Poppy and Pint in Lady Bay, was among those sampling the ale with Gemma prior to the England Test.
‘Stuart Broad’, the ale, is the third Nottinghamian Celebration Ale in 2017 and follows a beer dedicated to Jenny Farr, the children’s welfare champion. The year ends with a beer dedicated to the historian and conservation pioneer, Hilary Silvester. All four beers have a strength of 4.2 per cent though each is as individual as its namesake. ‘Stuart Broad’ is brewed exclusively with New Zealand hop varieties as a summer refresher full of citrus fruit flavours.