Thornbridge releases special edition Florence IPA to raise funds for NHS

Thornbridge releases special edition Florence IPA to raise funds for NHS
27th April 2020 Fussy Beer

Thornbridge Brewery is launching a brand new beer named after Florence Nightingale, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The special edition IPA will be available to buy from the brewery’s online shop from mid-May, with all profits being donated to the NHS Charities Together.

It’s described as a 4.5% ABV session IPA with a “stone fruit aroma and a defined bitterness on the palate.”

The name is inspired by the fact that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, celebrating what would have been Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday. Nightingale is seen as the founder of modern nursing and was once a resident of Derbyshire, where Thornbridge calls home.

Thornbridge, based in Bakewell in Derbyshire, is also offering a 25% discount to NHS workers during the pandemic and has announced plans for thank you parties once the pubs reopen.

The brewery says they wanted to find a way to support healthcare workers helping us all at this difficult time.

Thornbridge co-founder Simon Webster said: “Those working for the NHS at this time are doing such an incredible job and we wanted to find a way to support them.

“What better way than to brew a beer to honour them and donate all profits to NHS Charities Together.”

Florence will be available to buy exclusively from the Thornbridge Brewery webshop from the week of 11 May.

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