Record breaking sales for Hampshire brewers after celebration ale's re-release

Hampshire Chronicle: 1st Drop was first produced one year ago to mark the Brewery's opening 1st Drop was first produced one year ago to mark the Brewery's opening

A HAMPSHIRE-based brewery is celebrating a year of record breaking sales by recreating their seasonal ale.

1st Drop has been rereleased after it was first produced by the Upham Brewery one year ago to mark their opening.

Based in the heart of the Meon Valley, sales of the firm’s regular ales - Punter, Tipster and Stakes - have soared, with production having more than tripled.

Made entirely of British ingredients, 1st Drop was created as a celebration of the start of the growing season.

Head Brewer, James Stephenson, who will be brewing the seasonal special for the first time having joined from Wells and Young last year, already has four brews planned as orders have begun to roll in.

Mr Stephenson said: “The Brewery enjoyed a fantastic year in 2013 so it’s great to be able to revisit one of the ales which kick-started our incredible growth last year.”

1st Drop will be available until April. For further inquiries, contact Cleone Hilborne on 01489 861383.

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