Speight's Great Beer Delivery
MEDIA RELEASE 16 April 2007
Speight's announces the Speight's Great Beer Delivery Salvation on its way to desperate kiwis in the UK... via Samoa, Panama, the Bahamas and NYC
Speight's announced this afternoon the greatest epic its ever attempted - the Speight's Great Beer Delivery. At a launch in Dunedin, South Island Regional Sales Director Neil Hinton, outlined the plan to take a Speight's Ale House to London. By boat.
The ten week voyage will take in the sights and sounds of Samoa, Panama, the canal of course, the Bahamas and New York before reaching London in early October.
"This is the biggest project we've ever undertaken," says Hinton. "It's absolutely true to the Speight's values of mateship and practicality. A mate would never leave a mate stranded without Speight's but there are so many desperate kiwis in the UK that a pub by boat is really the only thing for it."
Last year Speight's received more than 500 emails for ex-pats in the UK missing their Speight's. One of those was from Tim Ellingham from Dannevirke. Tim's best mate in New Zealand, James Ellingham, has volunteered to take the voyage and deliver the Ale House to London in person. Speight's is now calling for more keen kiwis, with mates in the UK they want to help out, to apply to go on the boat at www.speights.co.nz (applications open tomorrow). The boat will depart Dunedin on 25 July.
"We can't guarantee fame and fortune, but it will sure be a story to tell the Grandkids," says Hinton.