We’re working with Peter Haydon, a brewer and beer historian to crowdfund a limited-edition 5.5% nut brown ale called The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke. It is named after a painting by Richard Dadd that hangs in the Tate and was commissioned by Peter’s great-great grandfather. He was a steward at the mental hospital where the artist was a patient. The beer will be brewed with chestnuts, a nod to the painting where the 'master-stroke' is a blow to crack open a chestnut. The painting was gifted to the Tate by war poet Siegfried Sassoon in memory of his friend and fellow officer Julian Dadd (a great-nephew of the artist) and of his two brothers who gave their lives in the First World War. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke will be brewed only once, on July 28th, 100 years to the day that the First World War started.
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You’ve got until July 27th to order either 12 or 24 bottles of The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke. If you want something a bit special there’s also the chance sign-up to meet the brewer and join us for an exclusive cheese and beer pairing evening.
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If we reach our target by July 27th, Peter gets brewing. That’s when we take payment.
The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke is bottled, packed and delivered direct to your door ready for you to crack open and enjoy.
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