The Old Brewer, Public House and Dining Room in Stockholm’s central Vasastan district, has become one the first venues outside the UK to earn Champions Club status from the Timothy Taylor’s Brewery.
This status is reserved for pubs which consistently serve Timothy Taylor’s cask beers in perfect condition, and ensures that The Old Brewer’s guests will have even better access to some of the world’s best cask ales. Based in Yorkshire, Timothy Taylor’s range of beers includes their Landlord Pale Ale, and which has the unique distinction of winning both CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain and the Brewing Industry Challenge Cup four times. Staff at the Old Brewer have been known to call it “The Ingemar Stenmark of cask ales”
Tim Dewey, Chief Executive of Timothy Taylor’s adds,
“I’m delighted to see our successful Champion Club programme extend across the North Sea to our friends at The Old Brewer in Stockholm, Sweden. The team at Jorvik Estates and the Old Brewer have worked tirelessly to establish a route into Sweden that ensures our traditional cask ale ‘travels well’, enabling them to meet the high standards of the Champion Club while delighting their consumers with proper cask ale in excellent condition. I’m looking forward to popping over for a pint later in the year. Skål!”
Since opening in October 2020, The Old Brewer has featured fine cask beer served in the traditional manner, sourced via the team at Jorvik Estates, Sweden’s premier supplier of fine British cask beers. Jeremy Duxbury, the MD of Jorvik Estates , says of the Old Brewer’s achievement,
“I helped Tim and his team install their equipment and ensure that everything in their state of the art cellar would provide the optimum conditions for showcasing the unique properties of fine cask ale. Earning Champions Club membership is a real achievement, and the people of Stockholm will now enjoy even more world class beers.”
Tim Barbour, founder of the Old Brewer adds the last word,
“People from all over the world celebrate the unique taste of British cask ales, and thanks to partners like Jorvik Estates and Timothy Taylor’s, we have been able to offer these treasures right here in Stockholm. A pint of cask ale at The Old Brewer is as good as any in the world, and our Champions Club membership confirms this.”