Elland Beer in the Wood for Indenture Signing

100_7994We were recently very proud to provide one of our seasonal beers for a very special event that took place at the Brigantes pub in York.

Having successfully secured the dream job as apprentice to the only Master Cooper in the country, Alastair Simms at the White Rose Cooperage in November, he recently signed his indentures and received his “official personal tools” at the Brigantes public house in York. Around 25 work colleagues, family friends, customers and dignitaries gathered to witness the rare event of this marking his becoming one of a few apprentice coopers in the country. The ceremony was carried out by the Master of the Worshipful Company of Coopers, Vivian Bairstow. Vivian and his colleague Adrian Carroll made the long journey from London and John Gaffney from the National Cooperage Federation travelled from Edinburgh to make the presentations to Kean.

With the kind cooperation of the Brigantes team headed by manager Kev Jones, Summit for the Weekend (4.6% ABV) in a wooden cask was appropriately on the bar to celebrate the momentous occasion.

The beer is a pale gold premium bitter brewed using Summit hops giving tangerine and grapefruit fruity flavours and aroma.