Photocall: 14 April: See end of release for details.
Loyal subjects can toast the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in style thanks to a partnership between two Stoke-on-Trent companies.
Titanic Brewery has launched a Royal Ale to commemorate April’s wedding celebrations and has worked with Wade Ceramics to produce a limited edition ceramic bottle into which a special version of the fine, golden beer will be hand bottled and wax sealed.
Just 150 of this limited edition of Titanic ceramic bottles – will be produced by Wade in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of the Pottery industry.
“The Stoke-on-Trent ceramic industry has a long tradition of celebrating royal occasions with specially made pottery,” said Keith Bott, Managing Director of Titanic Brewery.
“While brewing a Royal Ale in honour of our future King and Queen, we felt we could also celebrate a great British industry by commissioning unique bottles from a Stoke-on-Trent pottery.
“It is our intention to produce other limited edition Wade ceramic bottles to mark special occasions in the future.”
The first of the limited edition Royal Wedding bottles will be presented for charitable fund raising purposes to civic leaders in Stoke-on-Trent and to the Donna Louise Hospice Charity.
Paul Farmer Managing Director of Wade said – “I think this is a great opportunity for two of this city’s businesses to combine forces in commemorating this very special occasion.
All at Wade look forward to working with Titanic on other exciting projects in the near future.”
There will be a chance to purchase remaining bottles via Titanic Brewery, Lingard Street, Burslem, Stoke on Trent or from any of the five Titanic pubs in Stoke on Trent, Stone and Stafford or from Utobeer in London and a small number of agents across the UK.
Titanic Brewery club members who are now entering their second year of membership will also receive a bottle.
A draught version of Titanic Royal Ale will also be released on draught in Titanic Brewery’s five Staffordshire pubs and throughout the many hostelries of the midlands and north west who offer their award winning ales.
Itinerary for 14 April – 2 photo locations
11.30am Wade Ceramics Limited, Bessemer Drive Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5GR, (0)845 481 0206
– for the hand over of the first batch of the bottles by Paul Farmer Managing Director, Wades to Keith and David Bott,
1pm White Star , 63 Kingsway, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 1JB, 01782 848732
– when Keith Bott will present the first two bottles – one to the Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent, Councillor Denver Tolley and one to Kate Farmer of Donna Louise Trust. Both bottles to be auctioned to raise funds for worthy local causes.
For further information contact Keith Bott on 01782 823477
Note 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 President 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’s full range of beer can be seen on the company’s website at www.titanicbrewery.co.uk
The pubs –
The Bulls Head, Burslem
The Greyhound, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The White Star, Stoke
The Royal Exchange, Stone
The Sun Inn, Stafford.