Monday, 13 August 2012

From Burscough to Kilimanjaro

In about 5 weeks' time, Andy Brocken of Burscough Brewery will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which is actually a dormant volcano in Tanzania, and at 19,341 feet above sea level the highest mountain in Africa. He is doing this to raise funds for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity in memory of Harry Turner, a friend who died of the illness in April this year. He hopes to reach the summit on 27 September. To support the fundraising, the brewery is launching a beer called Kilimanjaro 2012, a 4.0% blonde beer brewed using American hops. All profits from the sale of this beer will go to the charity, and anyone who wants to support Andy's challenge can drink the beer, and if you can spare a few bob perhaps donate on-line. As Andy wryly points out, it's not easy for a real ale brewer to lose three and a half stone and get fit enough to scale 19,000 feet!

The Burscough Brewery Company is situated behind the popular Hop Vine pub (which I visited last month and wrote about here) on Liverpool Road North, Burscough. I wish Andy the best of British.

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