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Windsor & Eton launches Father Thames beer

Father Thames premium bitter is the first new beer of 2017 to be released by Windsor & Eton Brewery. The brewery claims that the name evokes the spirit of the ancient river god worshipped in London since pre-Roman times.

Paddy Johnson, co-founder and master brewer says: “Father Thames is a really important beer for us. This beer tells the story of how the Thames has been a historic gateway for beer into London. We want to carry that story on with this great new beer.”

“Father Thames is a strong, full flavoured premium bitter with notes of toffee and caramel that are offset with a marmalade hop aroma. From our brewery on the bank of the Thames, we’ve gone upriver to source the barley from local Berkshire farms and downriver to Kent for the British hops.”   

Following on from a successful 2016, co-founder and CFO Will Calvert says: “We had a really strong 2016 growing by over 25%. A lot of this is due to the fact that we think we are unique in having a father and son brewing team each with his own brewery name and style. Paddy is an accomplished master brewer responsible for all Windsor & Eton beers, while his son Kieran is the lead brewer for Uprising Brewery."

“Though trading conditions remain tough going into 2017, we believe that Father Thames will prove very popular especially in London and the wider Thames Valley.”

16 February 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor