Tony Hadley’s new golden ale sure to be a true hit

Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley meets meets the Yorkshire Brewery Head Brewer, Alan Jeffreys during a visit to discuss his new beer, Hadley Blonde. Picture Frank Dwyer

Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley during a visit to discuss his new beer, Hadley Blonde. Picture Frank Dwyer

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REAL ale is Gold according to Spandau Ballet's front man Tony Hadley who has just brewed his first cask ale.

Hadley Blonde was brewed for the first time yesterday along with the help of The Great Yorkshire Brewery, in Cropton who the singer has teamed up with.

The True hit-maker and long time beer enthusiast co-owned a brewery in Suffolk six years ago but following its closure has decided to have another go at making “a brilliant summer ale."

He said: "I love it when you're sat outside of the pub on a summers evening and you've got a beautiful golden ale that just goes down so easily.

“That's the kind of drink we want to make; a brilliant, brilliant summer ale."

The 53-year-old singer said that he is confident that his beer will be one of the best.

"Every now and again people are going to want something different so we are trying to give everyone a little bit more flavour.

"When you make a beer you want it to be the best tasting beer you can imagine. I think it is going to be fantastic."

Hadley Blonde will go on sale later this year in time for Tony's UK festival performances including the Dare 2b Yorkshire Festival of Cycling at Harewood House in July.

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10:15am Thu 1 May 14

binsysmith says...

Let's hope this is a true,gold beer. Great communication from the reporter here that has proved to be a lifeline by not going round and round with this story.to cut a long story short,only when you leave the pub will you realise how highly strung this superb beer will leave you.its certainly my instinction that it will.
Let's hope this is a true,gold beer. Great communication from the reporter here that has proved to be a lifeline by not going round and round with this story.to cut a long story short,only when you leave the pub will you realise how highly strung this superb beer will leave you.its certainly my instinction that it will. binsysmith
  • Score: 18

10:48am Thu 1 May 14

rodney'sdog says...

Don't think he needs the pressure on. Only when you leave will he realise it could be an expensive folly and he should find something else to love - like diamonds for instance.
Don't think he needs the pressure on. Only when you leave will he realise it could be an expensive folly and he should find something else to love - like diamonds for instance. rodney'sdog
  • Score: 11

10:59am Thu 1 May 14

Goosey O'Conner says...

Will have to get through he barricades to get some
Will have to get through he barricades to get some Goosey O'Conner
  • Score: 13

11:10am Thu 1 May 14

Goosey O'Conner says...

Always believe in your soul whilst drinking this gold beer, you've got the power to know it will be a good brew.
Always believe in your soul whilst drinking this gold beer, you've got the power to know it will be a good brew. Goosey O'Conner
  • Score: 14

11:20am Thu 1 May 14

yorkandproud says...

Ha ha. Too much, and you'll no longer be Musclebound , it will just make you go Round and Round, and that's True. Hope Tony has left a barrel at the brewery 19 of us going up there next weekend.
Ha ha. Too much, and you'll no longer be Musclebound , it will just make you go Round and Round, and that's True. Hope Tony has left a barrel at the brewery 19 of us going up there next weekend. yorkandproud
  • Score: 9

11:47am Thu 1 May 14

oi oi savaloy says...

10 pints of this and I'm a hopeless new romantic!
10 pints of this and I'm a hopeless new romantic! oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 13

12:03pm Thu 1 May 14

Pedro says...

Always remember "you are old."
Always remember "you are old." Pedro
  • Score: 4

4:17pm Thu 1 May 14

Goosey O'Conner says...

Hope whoever sells it Kemp it well. Nothing worse than a Gary Kempt pint.
Hope whoever sells it Kemp it well. Nothing worse than a Gary Kempt pint. Goosey O'Conner
  • Score: -6

5:45pm Thu 1 May 14

yorkiemum says...

Don't stop!! This is sooooooooo funny
Don't stop!! This is sooooooooo funny yorkiemum
  • Score: 4

11:03pm Thu 1 May 14

baldy_baldy says...

If his ale is anything like his music, it'll be weak, watered-down, devoid of taste and leave you feeling nauseated after one gulp.
If his ale is anything like his music, it'll be weak, watered-down, devoid of taste and leave you feeling nauseated after one gulp. baldy_baldy
  • Score: -10

8:40am Fri 2 May 14

notmyrealname says...

baldy_baldy wrote:
If his ale is anything like his music, it'll be weak, watered-down, devoid of taste and leave you feeling nauseated after one gulp.
...to end on a bitter note....
[quote][p][bold]baldy_baldy[/bold] wrote: If his ale is anything like his music, it'll be weak, watered-down, devoid of taste and leave you feeling nauseated after one gulp.[/p][/quote]...to end on a bitter note.... notmyrealname
  • Score: 1

8:44am Fri 2 May 14

gmc_1963 says...

To cut a long story short he brewed a pint
To cut a long story short he brewed a pint gmc_1963
  • Score: -1

11:28am Fri 2 May 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Never was a fan of the Spands. Iwill try a pint and if the pub has a Duran Duran machine in the toilet I will be a Wild Boy and go watch some Girls On Film.
Never was a fan of the Spands. Iwill try a pint and if the pub has a Duran Duran machine in the toilet I will be a Wild Boy and go watch some Girls On Film. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -2

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