Nicholson’s Pubs Toasts Signature Pale Ale Birthday With Festivities

Nicholson’s Pubs gets into the party spirit as it celebrates the birthday of its signature branded ale – Nicholson’s Pale Ale – with a range of special offers and promotions, sampling sessions and Meet the Brewer activity on Friday 9th May. The festivities will take place across its 77 pub estate so what better way to kick-start the weekend than by heading to your local Nicholson’s Pub.

Renowned for its unrivalled selection of quality ales, Nicholson’s launched its own branded beer and chose to work with the award winning St Austell brewery who shares its historic drive in delivering quality beer. Together they created an easy to drink ‘tasty sessional beer’ which has since become the brand’s best selling beer across the estate – now that deserves a celebration!

Check out Nicholson’s Facebook pages for exclusive commemorative T-shirt giveaways during the week from Monday 5th May. On the big day itself, guests can revel in celebration with free samples of Pale Ale between lunchtime and early evening on Friday, plus specially created birthday cake and cupcakes by Nicholson’s own chefs using the tasty pale ale. In addition one lucky winner will have the chance to win a trip for two to St. Austell for a brewery tour, including travel and accommodation.

As a highlight to the festivities, Head Brewer of Cornwall-based St Austell brewery Roger Ryman, will be visiting some of the conveniently located historic London pubs for a series of ‘Meet The Brewer’ sessions, where guests can sample the ale and ask questions about brewing. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter as pubs and times for the 9th May tour are announced.

Won’t have time to visit one of over 40 pubs based in London during the celebrations? Then Nicholson’s will come to you as a collection of pub managers will be touring the central London streets Wednesday 7th May with a Pedal Bar offering the chance of sampling the beer.

The classic cask conditioned English Pale Ale (4% ABV) is brewed using the finest ingredients, including Cornish Maris Otter malting barley and a hand-picked blend of English and imported hop varieties. Amber in colour its full yet dry palate is balanced by succulent fruity hops making it refreshing and easy to drink.

Since its creation the subtle citrus flavours of this delicious ale make it an ideal complement to the pub and dining menu available across Nicholson’s Pubs, and is so lip-smackingly good it has even been used in the recipes. Nicholson’s Fish and Chips is hand battered in Nicholson’s Pale Ale and the creamy warm brie fondue and tasty oak smoked chicken liver pate are both served with the Pale Ale chutney. Those with a sweet tooth should also try the warm chocolate brownie which is also created with the beer.

For more information about this and other cask ale activity and festivals, join the Nicholson’s Pubs Hop Circle by visiting, or follow @Nicholsonspubs on Twitter or the Nicholson’s Pubs Facebook page for great value offers and news.

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