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East Midlands microbrewer Springhead releases two more bottled beers

By Emma Eversham , 03-Aug-2012
Last updated on 03-Aug-2012 at 10:31 GMT

East Midlands microbrewery Springhead has launched two of its cask beers - Robin Hood and Maid Marian - into 500ml bottles for use in restaurants or craft beer pubs.

Product details: 

Since relocating to a new site last year, East Midlands microbrewer Springhead has been looking at ways to expand the business, so has released two more of its cask beers Robin Hood and Maid Marian in 500ml bottles. 

Robin Hood is a a chestnut brown 4% ABV traditional bitter while Maid Marian is a pale-golden 4.5% ABV beer with a fruity orange aroma, and a refreshing dry finish.

The two new beers join the brewery's leading brew Roaring Meg and dark beer The Leveller into bottles giving East Midland restaurants, pubs and hotels a wider range to choose from. 

USP:

The product's uniqueness lies in its heritage, making it ideal for outlets in the East Midlands, but as Springhead says, the Robin Hood story also has national appeal. 

Price:

RRP is £1.89 per bottle. Bottles come in packs of eight.

Availability: 

From a number of distributors or direct from Springhead by calling 01636 821000.

Why you should buy it: 

Springhead has grown in size and popularity since relocating to Laneham, in the heart of Robin Hood country, last April, indicating strong interest in their beers. "The brewery tap bar is always packed and customers new or old continuously give us praise for our innovative range of beers; full of flavour, using local ingredients where possible, and free from artificial additives," said managing director Helen Teasdale. 

The beers have already been well-received in the on-trade and foodservice businesses both locally and nationally according to Teasdale who also recommends Maid Marian for outlets looking to entice the female beer drinker. "Maid Marian is a pale golden beer that appeals to a female audience, a growing market, as well as male. It’s distinctive and refreshing flavour comes about from a combination of fresh oranges, coriander and exotic Grains of Paradise. These were a common ingredient in 18th Century beers and used a substitute for pepper which at the time was heavily taxed," she added. 

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