In October last year, Frank, Co-Founder/Head Brewer of Prancing Pony and Corinna (CEO) travelled to rural Warwickshire in the UK to meet up with the brew team from the award-winning Purity Brewing Company. Paul Halsey, CEO and Co-Founder of Purity alongside head brewer Florent Vialan (Flo) knew immediately that they had much more in common than just a love for great tasting beers.
Paul and Flo were aware of Prancing Pony’s India Red Ale and the Supreme Champion Trophy the beer had won in London 2016, leading them to try some of the Pony’s wider range.
Not too long after their first collaboration together they decided to brew a batch of Hopwork Orange, an American Pale Ale hopped with Mandarina Bavaria German hops. After a second batch was brewed the beer was presented in casks and sold almost exclusively into pubs in the greater London area. Within 4 weeks, the beer was sold out and the feedback received was fantastic.
Following on from the great success it made sense that Purity Brewing Company and the Prancing Pony Brewery would enter into a more formal agreement to allow each brewery to brew and distribute a range of selective beers and this is exactly what they have just done.
In a few months, the roles will be reversed with Paul and Flo coming to Australia to brew one of the Purity beers with the Pony team.
With a summer of cricket just around the corner, Purity has already locked in the next batch of Hopwork Orange and they expect a few English and Aussie cricket fans holding Hopwork Orange in their hands while watching cricket in their favourite pubs, so keep an eye out for the HopWork Orange!
We look forward to seeing the continue success of Prancing Pony Brewery, and we congratulate Frank and Corinna on their hard work to great success.