Ex-soldiers brew up a treat for Swivel Club

Pete Brady from the Copper Kettle Craft Brewery
Pete Brady from the Copper Kettle Craft Brewery

A Rushden company has come up with a brew-tiful idea to raise cash for charity.

The Copper Kettle Craft Brewery has brewed a special charity beer to raise money for the Swivel Club.

For every barrel of Swiveller’s Ale sold by the company, £5 will be donated to the charity.

The brewery was set up by three former soldiers last year, with help from the Royal British Legion’s Be The Boss scheme.

The group of friends said it was fantastic to be helped out by the Legion and now, as the brewery grows, they in turn want to help support a charity.

Copper Kettle Craft Brewery was set up by Vince Stimpson, Ian Bosworth and Pete Brady last year.

Mr Bosworth said: “We’re happy to be supporting the Swivel Club, it is a local charity that helps out some great local causes.

“We have also supported Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion at a recent beer festival by donating a barrel of beer.

“It’s a cause that is close to our hearts so it’s nice to support it.”

The ale will be officially launched at the weekend, at the latest Swivel Club fundraising event – a performance by a Queen tribute act.

The beer will be served at the Rushden Bowls Club, in Northampton Road, at the event when Queen B perform on Saturday.

Mr Bosworth said he is hopeful the beer will go down well at the event.

The brewery will begin to sell the barrels to bars in the county from next week.

He said people can also buy barrels of the ale, in various sizes, for events such as parties, with prices starting at £64.

For more information visit www.ckcb.webs.com.