Wadworth, the Devizes-based pub operator and family brewer, has brewed a limited edition ale in honour of the Large Blue Butterfly, a rare butterfly only found in a handful of sites across the UK, including the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Daneway Banks nature reserve.
The beer, aptly named Rare Find, will be available to buy from The Daneway Inn in Sapperton from now until the end of July 2017. The breeding and flying season of the Large Blue only takes place in limited places in the UK, one of these being the idyllic banks of The Daneway Inn.
Rare Find is a delightfully refreshing Golden Ale with a 4.0% ABV, brewed with Maris Otter Malt, combined with Olicana, a rare new hop variety that gives the beer hints of mango, grapefruit and passionfruit. Rare Find is then finished off with the addition of the natural extract of elderflower during the fermentation process.
Colin Oke, head brewer at Wadworth, said: “We are really looking forward to offering this unique tasting ale to our customers at The Daneway Inn for the second year running. It is a refreshing Golden Ale, with a hint of sweetness of fruits and elderflower, making it the perfect summer drink!
“As a brewery we are so lucky to have a pub on the edge of such a beautiful nature reserve, and we wanted to brew the Rare Find beer to celebrate the life of the beautiful and endangered Large Blue butterfly.”