Camerons brew up tea-infused beer with the help of The Olde Young Tea House

Carli McNaught
Carli McNaught

Brewery chiefs have revealed a brand new cask beer - with a tea infusion.

Hartlepool-based Camerons has joined forces with the Tees Valley-based The Olde Young Tea House to create a new tea infused pale ale.

Carli has developed The Olde Young Tea House into a hugely successful business and we were delighted we could collaborate on this project. We were amazed by the fantastic selection of teas available and thanks to Carli’s expertise alongside our Head Brewer Martin Dutoy we were able to identify a blend that we felt would complement our pale ale brew.

Yousef Doubooni, Camerons marketing manager

A trial version will be sampled across the Camerons managed estate of pubs including its Head of Steam venues. Full production of the beer will start in April and be sold nationally during May.

The cask beer has been called Sleeping Brew Tea as the 4.4% ABV American style pale ale has been infused with Sleeping Beauty green tea.

Yousef Doubooni, marketing manager at Camerons, said “We are thrilled to be working with Carli on this exciting beer and tea combination. We put together a really fantastic range of guest beers this year and we are looking to develop this even further into our 2016 cask selection.

“Carli has developed The Olde Young Tea House into a hugely successful business and we were delighted we could collaborate on this project. We were amazed by the fantastic selection of teas available and thanks to Carli’s expertise alongside our Head Brewer Martin Dutoy we were able to identify a blend that we felt would complement our pale ale brew.”

Carli McNaught said tea was a drink that is “enjoyed socially with friends and family just like ale so this is perfect combination.”

She added: “Collaborating with Camerons brewing up Sleeping Brew Tea with our most popular green tea is a dream come true. Independents supporting independents is something we are super passionate about.”

Carli has extra reason to be proud as her tea house won a national Independent Shop of the Year title.