STAFF from a popular shop are toasting their 10th year in business with a bee-utiful new drink.

To celebrate a decade in Cirencester, Decimal Skate Store asked much-loved local brewery Corinium Ales to craft them a celebratory beer.

After some trial brews, including a raspberry and a coffee beer, Decimal made a bee-line for a special honey beer that was made with the help of some local beekeepers and their hard working bees.

Together the trio created Buzzing Beer which Decimal founder and owner Gaz Parsons was thrilled with.

“It was actually really difficult to choose between the different beers,” said Gaz. “But the honey beer just had that little extra buzz and it’s great to be supporting the local honey bees too!”

Corinium Ales have gone from strength to strength since they started up in November 2012, and their beers have become regular features on many Cotswold shelves.

“We love this kind of partnership working with local independents,” said Lucy Cordrey, Corinium Ales founder and owner. “So we were well chuffed when Decimal asked us to come up with a special beer for their celebrations. It gave us the opportunity to trial some different brews and source some ingredients locally.”

The news of the honey beer came as The British Beekeepers Association launched their inaugural National Honey Week from October 25 to 31 to mark the end of the honey harvest and the beginning of the bees’ overwintering process. The week will celebrate honeybees and spread awareness of the importance of beekeeping.

John Stevens, Cirencester and District beekeeper and treasurer, said “Having sampled some of the beer we are really delighted our honey can be appreciated in this unique way and that it will be enjoyed at the beginning of national honey week too; perfect timing!”

Decimal Skate Store will be celebrating their 10th birthday on Saturday, October 24.