The Stonewall Inn IPA

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has introduced The Stonewall Inn IPA (4.3% ABV).

Created by craft legends Brooklyn Brewery in partnership with The Stonewall Inn, New York City, the IPA is a blend of grapefruit and bright, citrus peel notes with a dry finish.

The beer not only pays homage to the Stonewall Inn’s legacy, but also celebrates the 2017 launch of the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), a charity supporting LGBTQ+ communities globally.

In April, CMBC will honour the launch by hosting the Stonewall Inn owners, Stacy Lentz and Kurt Kelly, at an exclusive event in Shoreditch, London. Ahead of the event, Brooklyn Brewery will be running a social media competition to give members of the public the unmissable opportunity to win an invitation to join this one-night-only celebration, with more details to be released in the coming weeks.

Director of marketing for ales & craft at CMBC Jo Marshall, said: “Introducing The Stonewall Inn IPA to the UK is a milestone moment for us. It’s more than just a beer; it’s a story, a legacy, and a testament to the craftmanship that goes into each sip. We’re thrilled to offer this remarkable IPA to UK drinkers and to celebrate the enduring spirit of The Stonewall Inn.”

On the origins of the collaboration, Kurt Kelly, co-owner of The Stonewall Inn, added: “We approached Brooklyn Brewery back in 2017 with the idea of a unique way to mark the launch of our charity, the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI) – a new, delicious beer that celebrates The Stonewall Inn’s remarkable history and the fantastic work that SIGBI is set up to do. We couldn’t be more pleased with The Stonewall Inn IPA and have been proudly pouring it here at The Stonewall Inn ever since.”