September 14 2018  |  Catering

Virgin Trains showcases Staffordshire brewery this week

By Rick Lundstrom

Virgin Trains has welcomed Staffordshire brewery, Marston's, to showcase its ale as part of its latest guest ale spotlight.

Marston’s EPA (English Pale Ale), which is brewed at Burton-upon-Trent, was available from Virgin Trains’ onboard shop, as the inter-city operator showcases ales local to the West Coast Main Line.

Passengers traveling along the route, as far as Edinburgh, Blackpool, Glasgow and Holyhead were served the light, golden ale brewed 29 miles from Stoke-on-Trent station through Saturday, September 15.

Toby Radcliffe, Customer Proposition Director at Virgin Trains, said: “We like to champion local businesses and showcase produce made along our route. Our guest ale spotlight allows us to do just that, whilst surprising our customers with something different. We’re excited to welcome Marston’s EPA onboard and hope that our customers get to enjoy it at 125 mph before it’s gone.”

Pat McGinty, Head Brewer at Marston’s, said: “Marston’s EPA makes the perfect travel buddy on Virgin Trains journeys. It’s an easy-drinking, refreshing, light Blonde ale from the Marston’s Brewery in Burton Upon Trent, the spiritual home and UK capital of brewing.”

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