Keep your eyes peeled in the month of February for limited-edition ale Bili Bili, a collaboration between Worksop-based microbrewery Welbeck Abbey Brewery and Bakewell-based international development charity Village Aid. Hand-crafted on the Welbeck estate, this fruity pale ale is packed with hints of zesty orange, reminiscent of the fruits of West Africa where Village Aid works.
Bili Bili takes its name from a popular traditional alcoholic beverage brewed in rural communities in Cameroon. The drink is brewed at home, primarily using sorghum malt and is thought to have many health benefits. Village Aid works in partnership with human-rights based organisation MBOSCUDA in North-West Cameroon. They work to build peace between farming and grazing communities by increasing equitable access to natural resources such as land and clean water and working with the communities to resolve violent conflict peacefully. Find out more about this and Village Aid’s other life-changing projects in West Africa by visiting their website: www.villageaid.org.
This charity cask ale will feature in local pubs throughout South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The design is bright and colourful and features the silhouette of the African long-horned cow, an animal central to the livelihoods of grazing communities in this region of Cameroon.
10 pence from the sale of every pint of Bili Bili will go directly to Village Aid’s projects in West Africa, enabling their life-changing work to continue into 2018.