We hope you’re planning to join us on St George’s Day, Thursday 23rd April, for our Ale Trail around the town. Why not raise a glass of Brentwood Beer to celebrate England’s Patron Saint’s Day and challenge The Earl of Brentwood to some pub games?
We believe St George’s Day should be made into a new National Bank Holiday. “It’s a matter of national pride. Every other country celebrates itself. Everyone celebrates St Patrick’s Day but most English people don’t even know when St George’s Day is.
“This will be our third annual St George’s Day Ale Trail. Most people just looked on in amazement the first year. Now they look to join in,” said MD Roland Kannor.
We’re starting off from The Swan in Brentwood High Street at 3pm and moving on to The Merchant for half past. Please see our events page or previous blog post for full details of venues and activities planned.
Head Brewer Ethan Kannor said: “It’ll be more of a dash between venues rather than a traditional pub crawl. You can even challenge The Earl to some traditional pub pastimes like darts or beer mat flipping. Be warned though. He doesn’t get out of the brewery much and he’s known to be highly competitive.”
A mini-bus will run a shuttle service for transport between venues for the price of a whip-round for the driver.
“Even if you cannot join us, at least grab a beer in your local pub or at home and raise a toast to Harry, England and St George,” added Roland.
Anyone over 18 is welcome to join in. And for anyone so inclined, please feel free to dress up for the occasion.