The Morgan Motor Company and The Friday Beer Company have joined forces to introduce a new collection of official Morgan Ale. Working in partnership to perfect the final product, labeling and associated packaging, the two Malvern-based companies are delighted to present a collection of three unique blends. The Morgan 4/4 Blonde Ale, the Morgan 3 Wheeler Dark Mild Ale, and a Morgan Aero 8 Rye Ale complete the collection, with each one representing one of the models in the Morgan range.
Founded in 1909, the 108-year-old Morgan Motor Company continue to thrive under the ownership of the founding family, proudly remaining the oldest privately owned motor manufacturer in the world – hand-crafting coach built traditional British sports cars that are fun to drive and unique within the marketplace. Their desire to offer something truly unique to their customers and passion for promoting local business lead them to the Friday Beer Company.
Like Morgan, the Friday Beer Company are also based in Malvern. Founded in 2011 by three local scientists keen to pursue their passion, Friday Beer have grown their business and developed a strong reputation for quality Ale. Now stocked in over 50 outlets across the region, their portfolio of stockists includes a number of high-end hotels, theaters, and restaurants, as well as Harrods in Knightsbridge.
The collection of Morgan Ale is available exclusively from the on-site factory shop, and will be on sale to the 30,000 visitors from all around the world who tour the factory each year as well as at many Morgan events throughout the season. The heritage style packaging takes inspiration from a bygone era of automobile branding and distinguishes the collection as an official Morgan product. The Morgan Ale is priced at £15.
Morgan Managing Director, Steve Morris, said:
We are delighted to work with fellow local company Friday Beer to produce this collection of Ales for our customers and visitors. The final product, as well as the label and package designs, are absolutely fantastic and truly celebrate the heritage of the brand. I expect the collection to be received well and produce yet another success story of local businesses collaborating and sharing knowledge.
Morgan Aero 8 Rye Ale 4.8% ABV
Based on a traditional British bitter this amber colored ale is delicious and has been given a small twist. The recipe combines a variety of hops with grain to produce first class ale, whilst a touch of Rye malt gives it a slightly spicy edge with notes of honey. This beer will surprise and delight your taste buds in equal measure. The 4.8% ABV of this Rye Ale reflects the 4.8 V8 engine that powers the Aero 8.
Morgan 3 Wheeler Dark Mild Ale 3.0% ABV
Full of flavor and very easy to drink this dark ale recipe is a classic in the making. Based on the concept of the Mild Ale, this modern version is a session-ale and is equally good on its own or accompanying food. The 3% ABV of this Dark Mild Ale denotes the number of wheels on the unique 3 Wheeler.
Morgan 4/4 Blonde Ale 4.4% ABV
A vibrant blend of malted barley, oats and wheat gives this pale ale a higher malt profile than expected from its color and strength. The careful selection of the hops and yeast has contributed to its aromas and complexity. Some tasters may detect hints of pineapple, blackcurrant or toast. This ale can be drunk chilled and is a perfect drink for a summer’s day. Like the other Ales in the collection, the 4.4% ABV has been chosen to celebrate and signify the iconic 4/4 model.
Both Morgan and Friday Beer would like to make clear that the official Morgan Ale is not to be consumed in any measure alongside driving, and is strictly only for over 18s.