16 May 2017
Ricoh Arena hit the Marque with a UK first
Purity Brewing Company and Ricoh Arena are celebrating achieving Cask Marque accreditation for the quality of the Purity beers served at the stadium, a UK first!
The award-winning Warwickshire-based brewery has two of its cask ales, Pure UBU and Pure Gold, across five of the Ricoh Arena’s concourse bars and a further bar in the arena’s Ericsson Exhibition Hall. Purity beers are also available in seven hospitality suites, as well as The Mill Bar and Brasserie part of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the arena.
The multi-purpose venue in Coventry, an international destination for sport, business, and entertainment, has become the first stadium in the UK to be awarded Cask Marque status, the independent award usually reserved for pubs serving great quality cask ale.
Cask Marque recognises excellence in the service of cask ale, taking into account the quality of all cask beer on every bar, including temperature, appearance, aroma and taste.
The home of top-of-the-Premiership Wasps Rugby and host to a range of international performers, the Ricoh Arena has seen unprecedented growth in beer sales following the introduction of Purity ales in 2015.
Paul Halsey, Purity MD, comments: “At Purity we pour our heart and soul into every last drop of beer we produce, with dedicated training support for venues to stock and serve our beer for that perfect pint. We are all extremely proud of this accreditation and it’s a testament to the Purity team and everyone at the Ricoh Arena who looks after our beer there. We’re also very proud of our relationship with the Ricoh Arena and Wasps Rugby. Long may it continue and here’s to hoping we can celebrate again at the end of the month!”
Andy Gibb, MD of the Ricoh Arena adds: “Our partnership with Purity goes from strength to strength, with Gold and UBU proving incredibly popular with event guests, concert goers and rugby, netball & football fans alike. We’re incredibly proud to be serving Purity at the Ricoh Arena and the Cask Marque accreditation is just reward for the quality of the product and the outstanding teamwork displayed between our two organisations.”
For more about Purity Brewing Company visit www.puritybrewing.com and order beers direct at Purity’s www.bottleshack.uk or the brewery shop on 01789 488007.