October 18th 2018 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Scimitar GTE first being unveiled to the public at the 1968 London Motor Show.
In addition to Elvis Payne’s book, The Reliant Scimitar, the RMC teamed up with the Tamworth Brewing Co. to unveil a new commemorative beer called Scimitar, Founded in 2018 by George Greenaway and located at 29 Market Street, Tamworth, the new micro brewery has already won a number of awards as well as being listed in the 2019 CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
The Scimitar beer is brewed on site and was launched on the 50th Anniversary (18/10/18) of the Scimitar GTE alongside Elvis’ Reliant Scimitar book. George describes Scimitar (which is 4.5%) as “a traditional bitter made from English hops with a malty after taste”. Elvis (RMC Chairman & Historian), Caroline (RMC Secretary) and Harvey Payne were at the launch of the beer and sampled the first pint of Scimitar enjoying it immensely. The Scimitar beer was very well received, especially with those familiar with the GTE agreeing that it was just as good as the car itself and so it was a fantastic way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary.
Via their Facebook page Tamworth Brewery Co. said on 22nd Oct, “Last week saw the Golden Anniversary of the unveiling of the much loved sports car the Reliant Scimitar GTE, made at the Two Gates factory. Elvis from the Reliant Motor Club teamed up with us at Tap to launch his new book and honour the occasion with a one-off special ale ‘Scimitar’. We were proud to have played a part in the celebrations marking such an iconic product of Tamworth”
Tamworth Brewery Co. create a number if in-house ales and we are proud that a Scimitar beer has featured among them. Our thanks go to George at Tamworth Brewery Co. for helping is to celebrate the 50th Anniversary in such a unique (and very tasty) way.
The news was also detailed on the Tamworth Informed website with this article.