Batemans ready for World Cup ups and downs

Batemans England Expects

Lincolnshire brewer Batemans has relaunched its England Expects celebratory beer in time for the World Cup – with a pump clip with three options depending on how England performs.

The amber beer is full of succulent blackcurrant and red fruit from Bramling Cross hops plus a dry lingering character and a perfect balance of biscuity, Pilsner malt, spices and subtle bitterness.

With an ABV of 4.0%, is available only in cask from now until the end of July.

It has a three-way pump clip that can be changed as England progress through the tournament. The first, for being displayed while England is competing in the World Cup, simply shows the name of the beer above a football with Brazilian and English colours.

The second pump clip can be displayed if England is knocked out. This uses more sombre black and white shades, with the words “We’ve Blown It!” across the top.

Finally, if England manages to progress through its challenging group and go on to replicate the glory of 1966, there is a third pump clip, emblazoned with “England Expects and the Team Delivers”. This uses England’s colours of red and white over a bright blue background, with a football displaying the St George’s Cross.

Stuart Bateman, managing director of Batemans Brewery, said: “As we prepare ourselves for another nail-biting World Cup tournament, what could be a more apt beer to enjoy than a pint of England Expects?

“While at Batemans we’re hoping the boys will defeat all their foes, particularly the formidable hosts Brazil and reigning champions Spain, we’ve prepared for every eventuality with our light-hearted three-way pump clip.”

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