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Brewing up for a perfect match!

A special mix at the Phoenix Pub

28 June 2022

We’re brewing up something special at The Phoenix!

Our partnership with By The Horns has served up the perfect pint and now there’s an even greater incentive to come along to our stadium pub.

We’ve successfully launched quiz nights at the Phoenix – continuing this Wednesday night from 8pm – and there’s plenty more to come.

Bal Srai, our Revenue & Operations Manager, said: “It’s been great to see the pub getting busier on non-matchdays in the last few months and it’s being used for a variety of different events during the week.

“We’re working hard with our partners By The Horns to turn the pub into an entertainment venue that we can all be proud of.”

Matt Lawson, Marketing and Events Coordinator at By The Horns, said: “We’re arranging activities to ensure that fans get more from the Phoenix during the summer. We’re looking at hosting live music, darts and pool tournaments - and even a comedy night.

"We’ve spruced up the outside area at the pub, giving it more of a football feel with astroturf and a Plough Lane sign! We’re aiming to make sure we’re more visible to local people by tapping into the communities of Tooting, Earlsfield and Wimbledon.”

There's still time to enter a team for the quiz on Wednesday night and win the £50 top prize by visiting this website.

To hear more from Matt during one of our quiz nights, click on the link below.

As part of our link-up with By The Horns – an award-winning brewery that started in 2011 – we talked to Production Manager Alex Bull and joined Ross Lonsdale, Lead Brewer, for an insight into the all-important brewing process at their Reigate facility.

“Quality is what really stands out with our beers,” said Alex. “We’ve put a lot of emphasis on improving our processes at the brewery and we’ve expanded our set-up to ensure our product is of the best quality.

“We founded our brewery just over the road at Summerstown 11 years ago. It all started through home brewing and for us it was all about discovery, so that we could learn about making the best beer possible. We had a tap room that had been going for eight years, but we’ve now grown the operation and we needed a bigger brewing site elsewhere. If we were going to brew a beer for Plough Lane site it simply had to be called Crazy Gang Pale Ale!

“We had fans that came to drink at our old site around the corner and there was definitely a feeling that it had to be called this. With most of our beers we go for the craftier side of commercial beer, so for us it seemed to fit nicely. It’s a really nice fruity, hoppy beer. That name suits the beer and everything to do with our relationship with AFC Wimbledon.”

Don’t forget that you can meet Johnnie at the Phoenix tonight! Join us from 7 pm tonight with the Q&A starting at 7.30 pm.

Click on the link below to watch the video feature of the brewing operation.


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