The Framework Knitters Museum celebrates its 45th anniversary this year – and will mark the occasion by launching a very special beer with corporate partner, Nottingham Brewery. The beer, yet to be named at time of writing, will be on offer at the museum’s annual Garden Party on Monday 29 August, where visitors can try a sample free of charge.
The beer will also be on sale at Nottingham Brewery’s three pubs: The Frame Breakers in Ruddington, The Ned Ludd in the city centre and The Plough Inn in Radford. 20p of every pint sold will be donated to the museum’s Redevelopment and Expansion Appeal, which is raising funds to transform the site into an amazing new experience for future generations to enjoy.
Phil Darby, Managing Director of Nottingham Brewery, said: “The museum beer will be a traditional, tawny-coloured English ale that recreates an authentic recipe from 1726. At a ‘session’ strength of 3.8% ABV, it’s exactly the kind of beer that framework knitters would have drunk back in the days when clean water wasn’t readily available – making it a perfect choice for the museum’s anniversary celebrations.”
As well as launching the beer, the museum’s Garden Party will offer a host of other attractions for all the family. There will be live music in the cottage garden and on the balcony in the Chapel, traditional craft demonstrations from local practitioners and hands-on activities for kids and adults alike. Refreshments will be served in the Chapel, where visitors can also view the latest art exhibition in the Chapel Gallery.
Paul Baker, Museum Manager, added: “This year’s Garden Party will be extra special as we’re celebrating 45 years of the Framework Knitters Museum. We’ll be looking back over past times – but also looking forward as we have some very exciting plans for the museum’s future. Every penny counts towards making these a reality, so if you’re into real ale, what better way to support the museum than buying a pint or two of our very own beer?”
For more information on the museum beer and summer Garden Party, please visit www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk. You can also find out more about the Redevelopment and Expansion Appeal and make a donation online.