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original ‘old copper’ brewing vessel dating back 127 years and a 19th
century Adlam of Bristol steam engine are housed within the brewery and protected
for prosperity as part of the heritage brewery tour.
week the brewery had a perfect excuse to share its brewing methods, range of
ales and history with the Bishop of Salisbury.
attraction – Bishop’s Tipple – a Wadworth ale originally brewed to commemorate
George Reindorp’s appointment as Bishop of Salisbury back in 1973.
Ferguson, Wadworth’s head development chef, ensured we worked for our lunch,
employing us all in hard labour. Bread
made with Bishop’s Tipple, beef and ale pies, and bread and butter pudding with
Swordfish beer marmalade.
The Bishop of Salisbury was delightful
company during lunch and declared mischievously “it’s great to be out engaging
with the local community”.
sampled on the day included: Wadworth 6X; Bishop’s Tipple; Dray Bells; Old
Timer and Orange Peel Beer and Espresso Stout form the Wadworth Beer Kitchen
liquor was good – and it’s terrific to see traditional skills being passed on as
well as a recent £2.5 million investment in new equipment for future beer aficionados.