PatriotSteams onto the bar...
Our brand new beer Patriot is a golden hoppy ale floral aroma bursting with flavours of grapefruit with a crisp bitter finish. Golden ales are a popular choice with current drinkers and also people exploring the ale category so Patriot will appeal to a range of customers.
‘Patriot’ supports The LMS-Patriot Project in building an entirely new ‘Patriot’ class steam locomotive named The Unknown Warrior. It will be the new national memorial engine, dedicated to keeping alive the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in two World Wars and more recent conflicts.
On 2nd March 1938 Leicestershire celebrated the 250th anniversary of its county regiment “The Tigers”, which was marked by a parade at Victoria Park. In India, the Regiments 1st Battalion were ceremoniously presented with new colours by the Viceroy of India. To coincide with celebrations, LMS “Patriot” Class steam locomotive 5503 was renamed “Leicestershire Regiment” in a ceremony at Fox Street Sidings. The engine was withdrawn from service in 1961, but now over 50 years later the building of The Unknown Warrior will serve to be a lasting, moving memorial for the British public to see and cherish.