It’s ale in day’s work for Helmets

CHEERS!: The Purple Helmets shows its support for Okells 1907 ale ' sales of which are helping the Joey Dunlop Foundation ' at the Grandstand. PHOTO: Mike Proudfoot MP120527 (23).

CHEERS!: The Purple Helmets shows its support for Okells 1907 ale ' sales of which are helping the Joey Dunlop Foundation ' at the Grandstand. PHOTO: Mike Proudfoot MP120527 (23).

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THE legendary motorbike stunt team The Purple Helmets has showing its support to Heron and Brearley’s 1907 ale, launched for the TT.

The limited-edition Okells TT ale was launched at the Grandstand, in Douglas, as part of an evening dedicated to raising funds for the Joey Dunlop Foundation.

Heron and Brearley has pledged to donate 5p for every pint sold to the foundation, which operates disabled holiday accommodation at Braddan Bridge.

Heron and Brearley retail director Steven Taylor said: ‘Since its launch for the Centenary TT, 1907 has proved extremely popular.

‘It always surprises me the number of messages that I receive from TT fans requesting its availability across the United Kingdom. It is for that reason that we have once again made 1907 available throughout our managed estate.’

When the ale was originally crafted for the centenary TT, the planning involved going back through the recipes used by Dr Okell himself. 1907 is described as a ‘light, crisp beer with a hint of lemon in the traditional IPA style of the 1900s and packed with a punch at 6.1 per cent ABV’.

Mr Taylor added: ‘We are pleased to be providing the products and services that form the backdrop to what is the finest festival of road racing in the world.’

The disabled holiday accommodation at Braddan Bridge, comprising three self-contained flats, was opened during TT 2010 by Joey Dunlop’s, widow, Linda and John McGuinness.

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