A LOCAL brewer who went into liquidation in 2011 has bounced back and his beers have returned to our supermarket shelves.
Tom Wood’s beer ceased production at the start of 2011 after his Melton Ross brewery went into liquidation – this also resulted in the closure of his four pubs, including Market Rasen’s Red Lion.
The beer brand was bought by Tom Wood Beers Ltd – a consortium of local people with a passion for the beer – but was only available on tap in a few select pubs.
That was until now. To mark Lincolnshire Day on October 1, Lincolnshire Co-op started selling Tom Wood’s Lincoln Gold beer in stores across the county.
Brewery Manager Tom Wood said: “Lincoln Gold blends the traditional values of English bitter with a modern twist and it’s very different in style and flavour to one of our other favourites, Bomber County, which is stronger and darker.
“We thought Lincoln Gold was a great name because it captures everything about what we’re about.
“We have an affinity with Lincolnshire and we’re fiercely proud of our English ingredients, traditional methods and supplying local beer for local people.”
Other local products launched on Lincolnshire Day include Wissington Spicy Tomato crisps by Elsham-based Pipers and Raspberry Pavlova ice cream handmade in Spilsby by Dennetts.
Lincolnshire Co-op membership and community assistant manager Richard Whittaker said: “We’ve been supporting Lincolnshire Day for many years because we think it’s a great way to celebrate our county’s fantastic local food.”