Popular local pub, the Blunsdon Arms on Thamesdown Drive in Swindon invited its guests to go green from 1 September when it launched East Green, the UK’s first carbon neutral cask ale.
As an Ember Inns pub, the Blunsdon Arms is part of the first managed pub group to launch the ale which has been produced by Adnams, the UK’s leading environmental brewer.
Available in Blunsdon Arms until 30 September, the East Green guest ale will complement the already impressive selection of monthly rotating cask ales, which has earned almost all Ember Inns pubs a highly regarded Cask Marque accreditation.
Mark Burton, manager of Ember Inns pub the Blunsdon Arms comments: “As a pub manager you get to hear about what matters to your guests and helping to preserve the environment certainly comes high up their agenda.
“That’s why we are absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to be the first pub group to stock Adnams East Green ale, the UK’s first carbon neutral ale. Real ales are living beers that come in many different varieties and as a dry and refreshing beer with a subtle citrus and grassy hop aroma I’m sure East Green will excite the palettes of all of our expert ale drinkers, and even encourage other environmentally conscious guests to give it a try too!”
Developed at Adnams eco-efficient brewery in Southwold, with the help of The University of East Anglia’s carbon reduction CRed team, East Green (4% ABV) has been produced with the use of an Energy Recovery System that recycles 100% of the steam created during the brewing process and uses it to heat 90% of the following brew.
The light golden beer is also produced from a high yielding barley grown in East Anglia, therefore decreasing carbon emissions from transportation, and Boadicea Hops which are naturally aphid-resistant, reducing the need for pesticides.
Andy Wood, Adnams managing director, explains: “Adnams has always passionately believed in ‘doing things right’ and East Green is the latest example of our efforts to reduce our environmental impact in everything we do, with every stage in its development designed to minimise our carbon emissions as far as possible.”
So, if you fancy doing your bit for the environment whilst enjoying this innovative new ale, head down to the Blunsdon Arms or log on to www.emberinns.co.uk to find your nearest Ember.