Brewery launches commemorative edition of beer to honour mother-in-law’s centenary

Bartrams Brewery has launched a commemorative brew of beer My Mother in Law's Tongue Tied. It marks what would have been Phyllis Elizabeth Cowley's 100th birthday.''Pictured is Marc Bartram.

Bartrams Brewery has launched a commemorative brew of beer My Mother in Law's Tongue Tied. It marks what would have been Phyllis Elizabeth Cowley's 100th birthday.''Pictured is Marc Bartram.

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The owner of an award winning micro brewery has launched a special commemorative edition of a beer set up 10-years ago in honour of his mother-in-law.

Marc Bartram, of Bartrams Brewery, in Rougham, started the barley wine Mother In Law’s Tongue Tied to celebrate Phyllis Elizabeth Cowley’s 90th birthday.

When the former Felsham resident passed away aged 98 in February last year, he was persuaded to brew a new edition to mark her centenary. He said: “At the funeral a cousin of my wife urged me to do a commemorative beer for the 100th.”

He brewed the 10 per cent beer on her 99th birthday and it has had a year to mature.

Mr Bartram launched the bottled beer version at Blackthorpe Barn’s Christmas Fayre, in Rougham, on Saturday.

He said: “It was a very popular beer and it’s a very nice winter warmer.”

Earlier this year, Bartrams Brewery, which launched 14 years ago, saw its Comrade Bill Bartrams Egalitarian Anti Imperialist Soviet Stout win gold to be named the UK’s best stout at the Campaign for Real Ale Winter beer festival. The brewery is the smallest to have made the list of the top 50 bottled beers in the world - which it also achieved in 2007.

It started in 1999 in a small industrial unit in Thurston before moving toRougham Airfield in 2005.

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