Fine ale lovers are to embark on a package of tours thanks to a new partnership between Titanic Brewery and Bakers Coaches.
The North Staffordshire companies have teamed up to launch Titanic Tours to members of the Stoke-on-Trent brewery’s members club.
The new venture will be launched with a trip to the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court, London, on Saturday, 7 August.
Titanic Stout won the prestigious Best Beer in a Bottle title at last year’s event and a hat trick of awards from West Midlands CAMRA sees Titanic Brewery once again competing for honours.
Brewery Director Dave Bott said: “We launched the Titanic Brewery Club earlier this year and see the tours as a good way of getting to know our members better.
“The Great British Beer Festival seems a great place to start and we will be offering trips to other real ale breweries and interesting pubs throughout the year.
“We are also delighted to be working with Bakers Coaches of Biddulph. The company has a long history of providing quality transport in the area and our partnership is a continuation of Titanic’s ethos that we should support other North Staffordshire companies where possible.”
Titanic Brewery works with several local food producers to ensure fine Staffordshire produce is available in its five pubs.
Phil Baker, Managing Director of Bakers Coaches, commented: “Bakers Coaches are delighted to team up with Titanic Breweries to launch this new range of products to their members club and our travellers. We look forward to ‘setting sail’ from the White Star Pub to the Great British Beer Festival and hope it will be the first of many successful partnership tours.”
The Great British Beer Festival trip leaves from, the White Star pub, Kingsway, Stoke, at 7am on Saturday, 7 August. Tickets are available by telephoning 0800 2980498 at a cost of £24 return for Titanic Brewery Club members and £29 for non-members.
For further information contact Keith or Dave Bott on 01782 823447
Notes to editors:
Titanic Brewery was founded in Burslem in 1985 and has grown to produce more than two million pints of fine ale every year. It is owned by Stafford born brothers Keith and Dave Bott. Keith is Chairman of SIBA, the society of independent brewers. The brewery name is in recognition of Stoke-on-Trent as the birthplace of Captain Edward Smith, Master of the ill fated Titanic ocean liner.
Titanic Stout won the most prized best beer in a bottle award at the 2009 Great British Beer Festival and Titanic ales recently picked up a hat trick of awards from West Midlands CAMRA members.