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UK brewer launches new beer for homeschooling parents

UK brewer Amity Brew Co has launched a special beer for homeschooling parents during the school half-term holidays.

Honey, I Flunked The Kids has been launched as a special edition in homage to the parents who are juggling homeschooling and homeworking in England's third Covid-19 lockdown.

The 7.4% Belgian golden ale is a collaboration between Leeds-based brewery Amity and honey brand Hilltop.

Richard Degnan, co-founder of Amity Brew Co and a father of two school-aged boys, said: "I've got huge respect for all the parents out there juggling homeschooling with work and lockdown life.

"We wanted to launch a sweet treat to act as a pat on the back to those homeschooling parents this half term... you did it! Put the phonics and maths away, crack open a beer and enjoy a few minutes of quiet time."

Founder and managing director of Hilltop, Scott Davies, said: "Honey is the perfect pairing for a smooth beer. It counters the hop bitterness but also the sugar ferments to create alcohol. 

"We all deserve a treat this lockdown and this beer will hopefully raise a smile or two with exhausted parents and beer fans alike."

Honey, I Flunked The Kids launches on 17 February, during the half-term holiday, and is available in cases of 12 or six 440ml cans from


17 February 2021 - Bethany Whymark