Adnams, the award-winning Suffolk brewer, has again brewed its limited edition beer, Prop Hop, to mark the Six Nations Championship, starting on Saturday 6 February. First released in August 2015, in support of The Matt Hampson Foundation, it is hoped that the beer will help to raise further awareness and funds for the charity founded by former rugby prop, Matt Hampson.
The Matt Hampson Foundation is a charity that provides support and treatment to anyone suffering serious injury or disability, but particularly those who have obtained their injuries while training for, or playing sport. The founder Matt Hampson set-up the charity after he himself was rendered a quadriplegic following an accident during an England Under 21 rugby training session in 2005.
Fergus Fitzgerald, Head Brewer at Adnams, said: “We’ve brought Prop Hop back to celebrate the 2016 Six Nations Championship. We are delighted to be working with former England prop Matt Hampson once again and we will continue to donate a proportion of the beer sales to his foundation, so that the charity can continue to grow and provide crucial support to so many.
“This golden 4% bitter is quintessentially British and has been brewed with a carefully selected variety of English hops including Endeavour, plus barley and pale rye malt. It incorporates malty biscuit flavours with subtle undernotes of orange peel. Prop Hop has been crafted to complement foods, such as lamb burgers, so it’s a perfect accompaniment for a party as well as a match!”
Charity founder, Matt Hampson said: “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Adnams once again to deliver our ‘Prop Hop’ beer and it’s a great way to mark the Six Nations Championship. Last year, Prop Hop was a hit with beer lovers during the 2015 Rugby World Cup and it helped to raise funds for The Foundation. We hope that it will be as popular this year and will continue to raise awareness of the work we do.”
Prop Hop will be available in cask from selected outlets during the competition and also available to purchase in mini casks online at adnams.co.uk and in Adnams Stores, priced at £31.98 for a Mini Cask Twin-Pack.