Monty’s Brewery have launched Navigation Pale Ale to support the ongoing restoration of the Montgomery Canal.
The re-opening of another section of the Montgomery Canal between Pryces Bridge and Crickheath Bridge was celebrated in early June; Schoolhouse Bridge, 300 yards south of Crickheath Bridge is is currently being rebuilt and volunteers are now working on the restoration of the section of canal between Crickheath and Schoolhouse Bridges – so it’s all going on down the cut!
Russ and Pam Honeyman run Monty’s Brewery and have always been interested in the canal and its history and Russ said, “It’s great that we can help the volunteers with their work to bring the canal back to life by making a donation from every pint of Navigation Pale Ale sold. We launched it in late May to coincide with the grand opening at the beginning of June and the response has been really good so far and, of course, the more people enjoy the ale, the more canal can be restored, it’s a win, win situation”.
Navigation Pale Ale was officially launched at the re-opening ceremony.
Navigation Pale Ale is now available in many pubs near the Montgomery Canal and the reviews have been excellent with the Navigation Inn in Maesbury reporting that the beer sold out on the day of release.
So far, over 10,000 pints of Navigation Ale have been sold adding a significant amount to restoration funds. So if you come across Navigation Ale in a pub near you, have a pint or two! It is highly recommended.
Update 13/8/23: The Society also promoted Navigation Pale Ale at its stand at the Inland Waterways Association Waterways Restoration Showcase on board the steam tug ‘Daniel Adamson’ at Sutton Weaver on the River Weaver on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30.