‘1866’ Royal Windsor Racecourse unveils thoroughbred bitter

‘1866’ Royal Windsor Racecourse unveils thoroughbred bitter


Monday Night 18 April; Royal Windsor Racecourse welcomed over 6,000 visitors to its free race night and to the first of their renowned Monday night fixtures of 2016. In addition to seven races, racegoers were able to enjoy ‘1866’, a special beer celebrating 150 Years of horseracing at Royal Windsor Racecourse, produced by local award winning Windsor and Eton Brewery.

The ‘1866’ beer is one of a series of projects Royal Windsor Racecourse will unveil across 2016 celebrating its 150th year. ‘1866’ will be available on tap and in bottles throughout the season in the racecourse’s Duke Street Bar.

The racecourse has worked closely with Windsor and Eton Brewery to develop the first batch of beer. The recipe uses English hops and locally grown barley from the Royal Farm at Windsor. ‘1866’ reflects both organisation’s commitment to the community and local businesses in and around the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead as well as the history and heritage of Royal Windsor Racecourse.

Stuart Dorn, Executive Director at Royal Windsor Racecourse said: “To celebrate the heritage and history of the racecourse and its involvement with the Royal Borough we wanted to produce a beer that had traditional values that both men and women will hopefully enjoy drinking when they visit the racecourse this year. The racecourse team were delighted to be involved in making the first batch of the beer and we are very grateful to the team at Windsor and Eton brewery for their expertise in producing this beer”.

Will Calvert of Windsor and Eton Brewery added: “1866 is a session-strength bitter, meaning it has been brewed to be ‘quaffable’ whilst not having a high alcohol content. In addition to using a new hop variety the emphasis on this bitter is its local values, even the spent grain used in the brewing method is fed back to the beef herd on the Royal Farm at Windsor”.

1866 will be available on draft (4%) and bottles (4.5%) at Royal Windsor Racecourse’s Duke Street Bar throughout its 2016 fixtures.

For full details of fixtures and to buy tickets, please visit windsor-racecourse.co.uk. For more information on Windsor and Eton Brewery visit webrew.co.uk