Monty’s Brewery has launched Navigation Pale Ale to support the ongoing restoration of the Montgomery Canal, which recently celebrated the opening of another restored section to Crickheath Basin. At the same time, Schoolhouse Bridge, another 300 yds along the canal’s course, is currently being rebuilt – so it’s all going down on the cut.
Russ and Pam Honeyman run Monty’s Brewery and have always been interested in the canal and its history. Russ said, “It’s great that we can help the volunteers with their work to bring the canal back to life by making a donation from every pint of Navigation Pale Ale sold. We launched it in late May to coincide with the grand opening at the beginning of June, and the response has been really good so far; of course, the more people enjoy the ale, the more canal can be restored. It’s a win, win situation”.
Navigation Pale Ale is now available in many pubs near the Montgomery Canal, and the reviews have been excellent, with the Navigation Inn in Maesbury reporting selling-out Monty’s on the day of release.