A Special Brew for Connor’s Cure
The local brewing company Tonbridge Brewery has been busy making a special beer to help raise awareness and funds to support the Hildenborough based charity, Chasing Connor’s Cure, into research to find a remedy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Brewers, Paul Bournazian, Mark Gardner and Tim Gunner, are preparing an amber summer ale that will be made available to pubs and eateries in the neighbouring areas and beyond.
Made from local products and four varieties of hops plus a special water treatment it will be similar to the brews for which Tonbridge has become renowned since they started their brewing in 2013.
‘At 4.0%ABV it is a little less alcoholic than some of our other brews. Nevertheless, it will be a fresh beer and certainly full of flavour’ said Paul. ‘It’s a tried and tested recipe from a few years ago with a bit of tweaking’ added Mark.
The first ‘mash’ was witnessed by Matt Crawford from the charity who said ‘We are very grateful to Tonbridge Brewery for supporting Chasing Connor’s Cure. The brew will be available from early May and from each pint of “Probably the finest beer in Kent” sold, 50 pence will go directly to the charity to help fund the valuable research that is underway in an effort to find a cure for this devastating fatal disease.’
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy affects around 1 in 3,500 boys in the UK and is detected in the early milestone stages from about 4 years old. It is a muscle wasting disease that leads to premature loss of mobility and ultimate loss of life in their twenties.
For more information on Tonbridge Brewery and where to find pubs, etc who stock their beers, please visit www.tonbridgebrewery.co.uk