Originally Posted on Jul 11, 2017
Beers of Europe and Norfolk Brewhouse collaboration raises money in Anthony Bowen’s memory.
Iconic Lynn busker Anthony Bowen, better known to many locals as Juggling Jim, sadly passed away on the 23rd of January 2017. In remembrance, Beers of Europe paired up with local brewery The Norfolk Brewhouse, to dedicate a Gold, Ruby and Amber Ale to the much loved entertainer with 100% of the profits going to charity. The charity was then announced as the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company, a group that contributes to Kings Lynn’s art and entertainment scene by welcoming those of all ages and abilities to join and perform, giving them a stage to show the very best of themselves. After four months of selling the limited edition Juggling Jim beers, they are pleased to announce that £500 has been raised in his name, for a charity we are sure he would be pleased to support.
Jason Clark (BOE director) at Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company
David Holliday, brewer at The Norfolk Brewhouse said, “ We are delighted that the customer response to the Juggling Jim beer has been so positive, not only is it a fitting way to honour a much-loved local character but a local charity were able to benefit. We did the easy bit in brewing the beer and were just happy to work on the project when asked by the team at Beers of Europe. Two local business working together to help a local charity, I’ll raise a glass to that and to Jim!”
Jason Clark, director for Beers of Europe commented, “We wanted to find a way to remember Anthony and help the community at the same time. A charity beer was the most obvious route for us to go down, and thanks to The Norfolk Brewhouse, we are delighted with the outcome.”
By selling the brew in Beers of Europe’s shop, as well as online, they were able to reach a substantial amount in Anthony Bowen’s memory. The prominent display in the shop offered many a discussion, encouraged by the beers, remembering his famous attire and discussing tales about his life, all while raising money for a local charity which epitomises everything King’s Lynn will miss about Juggling Jim.