The Understudy, the National Theatre’s riverside pub on London’s South Bank, has launched a limited-edition bespoke beer – Tink’s Tiny Batch Pale Ale.
The launch celebrates the arrival of Sally Cookson’s new production of Peter Pan to the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre this winter.
The brew, inspired by Peter Pan’s iconic fairy companion in JM Barrie’s tale, has been created in partnership with microbrewers Hammerton Brewery in Islington. Throughout the duration of the production, the very special ale will be available to enjoy in the National Theatre’s bars and restaurants – while stocks last.
The American pale ale is based on Hammerton Brewery’s recipe for their session American pale N1, but has benefited from the addition of Tinkerbell’s “fairy dust” in the form of American hop Citra, which contributes a musky floral and citrus-like aroma that cuts through the strong malt base of the beer.
The special brew is the first in a series to be launched by the National Theatre, each of which will be in keeping with the theatre’s performance schedule.