Tour de beer at Coach & Horses

NADV 1404018AM John Nelson with a pint of Pedal Power. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1404018AM
NADV 1404018AM John Nelson with a pint of Pedal Power. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1404018AM

A beer commemorating the Tour de France’s visit to Harrogate was officially launched at the Harrogate Beer Festival last weekend.

The golden ale, called Pedal Power, was originated by the owner of the Coach and Horses pub on West Park, John Nelson.

He said: “It was probably eight months ago and I was thinking about the Tour de France and what a great thing it is.

“It is really a once in a lifetime opportunity, with our position overlooking the Stray and a few yards from the finish line.”

The beer is brewed by Daleside Brewery, chosen especially for their reputation.

It has a low alcohol by volume (ABV) 3.4 per cent and has a classic image of a cyclist on a penny farthing on its label, which was designed by NY Design in Harrogate.

Pedal Power was sold alongside more than 30 other beers at the festival and proved extremely popular.

Mr Nelson said: “We set off with three barrels and on the first night we ran out of our beer at 9.15pm. We had to bring extra supplies.

“People would come and try it and then within a quarter of an hour they would be back for another one.”