Village ass-et raises glass to celebrate first birthday

THERE was more than one glass raised to celebrate the first birthday of Greenfield-based brewery Donkeystone.

And the anniversary ‘do’ at the Brewery Tap bar certainly hit all the right notes with customers and guests.

Director Stephen James and his team didn’t just roll out the barrels to ensure the event was a success.

They laid on a varied programme of musical entertainment to compliment the list of Donkeystone products including favourites like Cotton Clouds, Bray and the lesser known Javanilla.

Stephen also proved he’s more than a fine brewer, showing off his drumming skills as a member of fledgling trio Donkeytones.

Visitors also enjoyed the distinctive artwork on the brewery logo of local artist Carl Pugh.

It was certainly a chance to relax after a hectic period with the brewery, based at Boarshurst Business Park, has been at full capacity helping to slake the thirst of revellers at Yanks, Cotton Clouds and Rushcart.

During August, the Brewery Tap was closed to accommodate further expansion and re-modelling of the brewery layout.

“We’re excited we have had the pleasure of selling craft ales to some awesome people for a whole year,” said Stephen.

“Thanks so much to everyone who came to our first birthday party.

“We hope you had a brilliant day and enjoyed the beer and tunes. Onwards and upwards.”

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