Langham Brewery is an independent steam-powered microbrewery situated between the Sussex towns of Midhurst and Petworth in the beautiful South Downs National Park. Their passion is to produce innovative, distinctive and flavoursome real ales using the finest quality ingredients and traditional craft skills.
The VantagePoint editor has good reason to thank Langhams. An avid walker, he regularly goes walking with friends and the dogs, always via a pub and a good lunch. Since COVID the pubs have been closed, but he organised a walk last week from Lodsworth so the group were able to buy 2 pints of Langhams at the end to wash down their sandwiches by the Village Hall. Perfect!
Things have changed rapidly for the brewery over the last few months, and due to the support of their wonderful customers, the brewery is currently operating successful home delivery and drive-through services.
To help reinforce their thanks, the brewery has introduced two new initiatives – the ‘Gulp Club’ and the UK’s first What3Words beer.
Lesely Foulkes, co-owner of Langham’s explains. “We continue to be blown away by the love, support and enthusiasm shown to us by our customers. Theirs is the best validation for all the hard work and craftsmanship we put into each of our brews. We love that we are getting to know our customers personally, and that they are getting to know us; that they are able to ‘meet the brewer’ and understand the passion and craft that goes into each pint of beer. So we had an idea… “let’s start a club”.
“But what to call it?” continues James Berrow, brewery co-owner. “When we moved into our granary barn back in 2005, swallows were congregating, ready to migrate, hence the use of these wonderful birds in our logo. The collective noun for swallows is ‘Gulp’. Rather apt for a brewery, don’t you agree?!”
Customers are able to join the club at the Langham website via a simple form. They then receive 5% off draught beer (home delivery orders and drive-through orders), special offers, priority invitations to special events, beer master classes, 10% off beer for 2 people when enjoying a brewery tour… and more.
Exclusively available from the brewery and to local delivery customers from Monday 15th June (Beer Day Britain Day*) – ///hence.mute.lizards is a truly delicious West Coast style IPA – and is the UK’s first What3Words beer.
It’s a little lighter in colour than a regular West Coast brew and has a fabulous citrus, earthy herbal aroma and smooth hoppy bitterness, brewed from citra and simcoe hops.
The beer can only be bought at the brewery (///hence.mute.lizards) or is deliverable to local delivery customers via the home delivery service.
So why the unusual beer name?
Lesley explains. “A couple of months ago we were introduced to What3Words to help with our home deliveries. What3Words is a simple way to talk about location: they’ve divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. Our 3 words are – ///hence.mute.lizards – which we like a lot. After posting our What3Words address on our social media we received fantastic feedback, including the suggestion to name a beer after it! So, we came up with a brand new brew; it’s one we think is really special… and it turns out that we’ve created the UK’s first What3Words beer!”
You can order this new brew (reserve yours now, it’s available from 15th June) using your What3Words (if you don’t already have them, they’re easy to create online), via the brewery’s home delivery page on their website. What3Words
The new beer is launched on Beer Day Britain (15th June). Celebrate Britain’s national alcoholic drink and spread beery love throughout the land by joining the National Cheers To Beer at 7pm (19.00h) on June 15th, as millions of people across the country raise a glass, say ‘Cheers to Beer’ and post a message on social media with the hashtag #CheersToBeer.
The brewery’s range of delicious award winning artisan cask and keg ales – 7 regular beers and 12 exciting limited editions – have won over 46 awards in the last 10 years including overall champion of the SE of England SIBA regional competition and three additional CAMRA regional golds and several local CAMRA awards.
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