If there’s one thing Sheffield music royalty Reverend and the Makers know how to do, it’s have one ale of a good time.
And in testament to their hedonistic lifestyle and love of a good pint the band teamed up with Bakewell-based Thornbridge Brewery to produce their very own drink.
Frontman Jon McClure’s Makers turned beer-makers for the 4.8 per cent Reverend Summer ale, which they launched at The Bearded Theory Music Festival.
The idea cane about through founder member Ed Cosens’ enthusiasm for the beer-producing process.
He might have played to crowds of thousands of screaming fans but the guitarist is a keen home-brewer who dreams of having his own bewery one day.
Simon Webster, Thornbridge director, said: “In planning the ale we worked with Ed and the rest of the band in beer-tasting sessions to see what beer they would prefer to make.
“Ed, with his knowledge of home- brewing, was keen to engage with our brewers and really get involved with the beer recipe and the brewing.”
The result was a pale gold, light-bodied beverage perfect for warm weather, which will be available in Sheffield pubs and nationwide from this week.
Ed said: “The experience of working with the brewing team was a real eye-opener. It’s a bit like producing a new album.”