Local craftsman Andy Webb, a commercial woodcarver, is more used to taking on projects for high profile clients including royal palaces and castles but a recent commission from Brentwood Brewing Company means his latest work will end up a stone’s throw from his Pilgrims Hatch workshop.
A new beer created to celebrate Brentwood Brewery’s 10th anniversary this summer, Legacy 4% ABV, will have its own bespoke, wood-carved pump clip at the brewery in time for celebrations at The Flashback Beer Festival on June 18th.
The Legacy pump clip is not the only example of Andy Webb’s woodcarving to be installed locally. The Eagle pub at Kelvedon Hatch has a carved, wooden eagle pump clip on the bar for Eagle ale brewed by Brentwood Brewery specially for the pub’s namesake beer.
With 27 years’ experience as a commercial woodcarver, Andy Webb’s list of clients is as long as it is impressive and includes work on Kensington and Lambeth palaces, Windsor castle and 10 Downing Street as well as restoration work for English Heritage and The National Trust.
Legacy beer, an easy-drinking, celebratory, golden, ale with citrus undertones, is one of at least ten real ales that will be available at The Flashback Beer Festival at Brentwood Brewery. Many of the brewery’s early recipe beers of yesteryear will also be available including Volcano, Canary Beaver and Big Brown Bear.
All beer at The Flashback Beer Festival (Brentwood Brewery 10.30am – 5.30pm) will be £2 per pint, to reflect prices of 2006, the year the brewery was set up. To mark the company’s 10th anniversary a donation has also been promised to local charity SNAP.
“We’re celebrating a decade of brewing good, honest beer for local people and really hope the local community will join us to raise a glass or two.
“At the same time, we’re hoping to raise some money for SNAP charity and will be making a donation ourselves based on sales on the day,” said Brentwood Brewing Company MD, Roland Kannor.
Food will be available throughout the day from the brewery’s Beer Grylls snack van.
From noon onwards a free shuttle service from the brewery to the High Street and rail station is being offered by Stephen Wells of Ashford Executive Cars (www.ashfordexecutivecars.co.uk/Brentwood.
Brentwood Brewing Company started brewing on 4th July 2006, initially in a friend’s garden shed. Their debut beer, Summer Virgin, won Beer of the Festival at Chelmsford the following year. Since then the company has won many more awards and created a diverse portfolio of beers enjoyed locally, nationally and around the world.
AS Webb Woodcarving is based in Pilgrims Hatch. Andy Webb is building a new website but in the meantime can be contacted at [email protected] or 07939 557 727.
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