"Best Offa" for Iolo Williams

25th April 2016

Saturday saw the launch of “Best Offa”, the new official beer for the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, specially brewed for us by Monty’s Brewery. The beer is brewed at their brewery in Hen-Domen, just outside the town of Montgomery.

The launch took place at the Cottage in Montgomery, Monty’s own visitor centre. The official first pint was pulled by Iolo Williams, the well-known Welsh TV wildlife presenter who lives locally, who also spoke at the launch event.

Iolo Williams, said, ‘how important walking tourism was to the area and was pleased to see such a collaboration between the Trail and a local business. He said how Monty’s Brewery was putting the local area on the map wished every success for “Best Offa” and looked forward to seeing it in pubs and shops along the length of the Trail’

Cllr Stephen Hayes, elected member for Montgomery, who also attended the launch, said, “Montgomery is proud of its position on the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, and welcomes the visitors it brings to the town. Our flourishing local food producers and hospitality businesses, along with the beauty of the town and its setting in wonderful walking country, are increasingly making Montgomery the destination of choice for discerning visitors. So it’s especially fitting that a link between the National Trail and local business Monty’s Brewery has led to “Best Offa”, brewed in the town, becoming the official Offa’s Dyke Path beer. 

Rob Dingle, the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail Officer, said, ‘ I approached Russ and Pam Honeyman the owners of Monty’s Brewery at the end of January to talk about developing a Trail beer. They took the idea on straight away, and within a short period, Pam who is the Brewster had developed the beer and after a few conversations and tastings, “Best Offa” was born.

Russ Honeyman of Monty’s said “ It’s great to be a part of this, we were really pleased to be asked by the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, and with Montgomery just getting Walkers Welcome status it comes at a great time.

We look forward to supporting Offa's Dyke Path over the next few years”.

Monty’s Brewery now has a trade mark license agreement with us for 3 years, to use the acorn and National Trail name and be the official beer for the Trail. In return the Trail will get a donation from every pint and bottle sold, to help towards Trail maintenance and webs site promotion.

Now that “Best Offa” has been launched, Monty’s Brewery will be marketing the beer along the entire 177 miles of the Trail from Chepstow in the south to Prestatyn in the north.

To find out more or make orders http://www.montysbrewery.co.uk/ 

 

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