Brick Brewery has launched a new charity beer to raise funds for a Nunhead youth club.
Extra Mile is a four per cent Session IPA, and a collaboration between the brewery and running club Runhead AC to raise money for Westminster House Youth Club.
One of the country’s oldest youth clubs, Westminster House works with young people aged eight to eighteen, helping them make positive life choices and benefit from educational support and fun activities.
Alongside the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme it also has given young people the opportunity to try sports like fencing and kayaking.
Runhead AC was set up in 2016 by local friends united by their love of running, beer, and raising funds for charity.
It now has over 50 members and has raised over £4,000 for Westminster House. Its founders described having their own beer as a ‘dream come true’.
“The fact that the beer is in collaboration with Brick Brewery, somewhere we ran from in the very early days, and Westminster House Youth Club, a charity we have a strong history of supporting, makes it taste even sweeter,” said founders Anthony Matthews and Leonie Hope.
It launched on Sunday, March 1, with a party at the Blenheim Grove taproom where the runners enjoyed a refreshing pint or several after completing the Big Half.
Brick Brewery describes it as having notes of grapefruit and orange from its Simcoe and Amarillo hops.