Leger beer will be a racing cert

Brewer Ian Blaylock, of Doncaster Brewery, with his selection of bottled traditional ales.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2957LM
Brewer Ian Blaylock, of Doncaster Brewery, with his selection of bottled traditional ales. Picture: Liz Mockler D2957LM

A Doncaster brewery which has raced ahead of the field is to celebrate its first birthday during St Leger week.

And Doncaster Brewery, which launched at last year’s racing spectacular, is marking the milestone by serving up some new brews.

Head brewer Ian Blaylock said: “It has been a terrific year for us and it is a privilege for us to be able to be involved in the St Leger Festival this year. The St Leger Festival gets bigger and better each year and I know how much work has gone in to organising all the events which will be taking place, many of which are free. The week is a celebration of all that is good about Doncaster.”

The brewery at Clay Lane West will be open to the public on September 13 from 3pm with a range of real ales, ciders and wines available and then on the following day, it will be holding a birthday bash from noon with the king of blues himself, Frank Carline playing during the afternoon.

The brewery will be serving Gold Cup Bitter, a seasonal beer brewed especially for the Leger Festival and named after the Gold Cup Race which takes place at Doncaster Racecourse on the Friday of the meeting.

The company has also produced a beer for new performance venue Cast, which opens tomorroww, a pale 3.8% beer called Ale which will be served in the venue’s bar.