Bellowhead toast success of ‘Revival’ with own Ale

Drunk on their own success or a refreshing new direction? Either way you look at it, Bellowhead have certainly got plenty of ideas on tap at the moment as they celebrate the release of their commemorative new brew: Revival Ale.

After the critical success of their most recent album ‘Revival’ (released in June via Island Records), the biggest traditional folk act in Britain have decided to team up with prestigious Sussex independent brewers Harveys to produce a new real ale in its honour.

However, fans of the folkies will know that this is not the first time the band have tried their hand at brewing. In 2010, the band worked with the Potbelly microbrewery to produce their first stab at an ale: Hedonism. Since then, acts as diverse as Elbow, Madness and even Iron Maiden released their own beers.

Revival Ale will be available on tap throughout the Harveys own pub estate and their wider distribution, but also on tour with them too as the band gear up for what will be one of their biggest UK circuits yet.

Bellow the belt: New "Revival Ale" goes into production

Bellow the belt: New “Revival Ale” goes into production

Around their November tour, members of Bellowhead will be playing after-show sessions in local pubs with Revival Ale on tap. Fans can nominate local pubs for the beer on either Twitter using hashtag #RevivalAle or via Facebook.

Speaking about the release Paul Sartin from the group said: ‘”Pub sessions are the lifeblood of the English traditional scene, they are both a breeding ground for new talent and part of vibrant community culture. They are also a great way of encouraging landlords to lock you in!”

The Full November UK Headline Tour dates are as follows:

07 – HALIFAX – VICTORIA THEATRE – 01422 351 158 – GIGANTIC – VENUE
08 – SHEFFIELD – CITY HALL – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE
09 – BIRMINGHAM – SYMPHONY HALL – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE ****LAST FEW TICKETS****
10 – LIVERPOOL – PHILHARMONIC HALL – GIGANTIC – VENUE ****LAST FEW TICKETS****
11 – GLASGOW – ROYAL CONCERT HALL – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE
12 – YORK – BARBICAN – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE
13 – GATESHEAD – THE SAGE – GIGANTIC – VENUE ****SOLD OUT****
14 – YEOVIL – WESTLANDS CENTRE – GIGANTIC – VENUE
15 – SOUTHAMPTON – GUILDHALL – GIGANTIC – LIVE NATION – VENUE
16 – PLYMOUTH – PAVILIONS – GIGANTIC – VENUE
18 – BRIGHTON – DOME – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE
19 – READING – HEXAGON – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE
20 – LONDON – SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE
21 – CAMBRIDGE – CORN EXCHANGE – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE
22 – LEAMINGTON SPA – THE ASSEMBLY – GIGANTIC – VENUE
23 – BRISTOL – COLSTON HALL – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE
25 – MARGATE – WINTER GARDENS – GIGANTIC – VENUE
26 – CARDIFF – ST DAVID’S HALL – GIGANTIC – VENUE
27 – NORTHAMPTON – DERNGATE – VENUE ****SOLD OUT****
28 – SOUTHEND – CLIFFS PAVILION – GIGANTIC – VENUE
29 – NORWICH – OPEN – GIGANTIC – GIGS+TOURS – VENUE

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