The stars were out at Wimbledon Brewery when former England rugby internationals Will Greenwood MBE and Brian Moore joined guests for the venture’s official launch party.
Brewery founder and local resident Mark Gordon explained that the event was also a celebration of the first 10,000 pints of Wimbledon beers being served since his team started brewing less than five months ago.
Mark said: “The original Wimbledon Brewery in the Village opened in 1882. But the Tower Brewery – a five storey high building after which one of our beers is named – burned down in 1889.
“This business, which is based on the industrial estate in Prince George’s Road, Colliers Wood, has restarted the tradition of brewing in Wimbledon.
“We currently sell a range of three beers – Tower SPA, Common Pale Ale and Quartermaine IPA, which is named after William Quartermaine, who was one of the original Wimbledon Brewery’s owners.
“Since we started production in July, the Wimbledon Brewery logo – which incorporates a drawing of the original brewery and a phoenix rising from the flames – can now be seen in pubs and bars across the borough and beyond.”
Other guests at the party for friends of the brewery, customers and suppliers included AFC Wimbledon director Ivor Heller and Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh.
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