It’s been three years since we first joined forces with local footballing icons Bristol Rovers – a period in which we’ve seen the club sensationally climb out of the Conference Premier, into League 2 and return to League 1 to push for a place in the Championship.
It’s been a remarkable journey and one which we’re exceptionally proud to have been a part of, and so, we’re delighted to announce that we’re renewing our backing of Bristol Rovers for a further three years.
Working alongside Bristol Rovers we’ve served up countless pints of our award-winning beers and this new deal means an even closer partnership with fans and club alike.
As part of the new deal, Butcombe will become the official beer of 12,000 capacity The Memorial Stadium, with exclusive pouring rights across the stadium and an even greater selection of our delicious beers on tap.
That’s not all though, because the deal also means the construction and launch of the newly branded Butcombe bar, named The Gas Station. We think it’ll be the perfect place to ‘gas up’ for the huge games ahead.
Founded in 1978, we’ve been an iconic part of the real beer movement for 40 years. We believe in real beer without pretension, just honest, glorious flavour. So, what could be a more natural partnership than with Bristol Rovers – our local home of real football?
Tim Hubert, Managing Director at Butcombe Brewery, said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting Bristol Rovers as their official beer. As a local brewery, it’s important to back the city, its people and sports teams as they’ve always supported us. We will be joining fans throughout the season, celebrating wins (and of course commiserating losses) and look forward to a pint of Butcombe becoming a key addition to a Gashead’s matchday routine. We’d like to wish the team the best of luck for the coming season.”
Tom Gorringe, Commercial Director at Bristol Rovers, said: “We’re delighted to have extended our relationship with Butcombe for this upcoming season. As a local brewer, it is great to have them on board as part of our core partnership base for the next three years. Their sponsorship has enabled us to further improve the facilities at the stadium for the upcoming season and create a better matchday experience for our supporters.”
We’d like to wish the staff, players and fans of Bristol Rovers all the very best for the coming season – we’ll be right there beside you, beer in hand. Up the Gas!