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Tilting beer sensation

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Celebrating its continuing success in the west, Virgin Trains has teamed up with Macclesfield’s RedWillow Brewery to launch a brand new beer called Tilting Ale.

The beer will be served on board trains. Enthusiasts claim to be already acquainted with the concept. Virgin describes the beer as light, hoppy and arriving right on time with a clean bitter finish. ‘We’re always looking at ways to improve the choice and quality of the food and drink on sale from our on-board shops,’ says Virgin Trains Onboard Product Development Manager Rob Taylor.

‘Real ale is growing in popularity and we’re delighted to have been able to partner with a brewery so close to one of our stations.’ RedWillow was founded by Caroline and Toby McKenzie in 2010. ‘We’re really excited to have been given the opportunity by Virgin Trains,’ says Toby.

‘We are striving hard to introduce real quality ale to a much wider audience and we couldn’t have picked a better company to work with. It’s particularly pleasing for me as prior to setting up RedWillow with Caroline, I used to travel from Macclesfield to London every day with work. The service onboard was, and still is, second to none so to be chosen to be part of that is a big feather in the cap for the brewery.’


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