Clarkson delivers beer to Alpine

He is known for his witty remarks and adventurous antics on The Grand Tour, but Jeremy Clarkson also has a soft spot for Formula One. So much so that he made a generous offer to the Alpine F1 team on Twitter during the Monaco Grand Prix last month: “Come on Alpine. I’ll buy you all a pint if you get a podium here.”

Little did he know that Esteban Ocon would deliver a stunning performance. Shortly after he sent the tweet, Estaban Ocon achieved the teams 1st Podium finish of the year. In fact it was his first podium since his victory at the Hungaroring in 2021.

He came in third after Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso.

Being a man of his word and also someone who can spot a good marketing opportunity, Jeremy Clarkson followed up with the following tweet.

It Was An Expensive Round For Jeremy Clarkson

On Monday, he showed up at the Alpine factory in Enstone carrying a trailer full of 1,000 bottles of his locally produced beer, Hawkstone.

He transported the beer on his trusty Lamborghini tractor which he drove the +-20km’s from his “Diddly Squat Farm” down the road

He was greeted by Ocon and other team members, who were delighted to receive their well-deserved drinks. Clarkson joked: “Never drink and tweet, because I’ve really done myself over here.”

The gesture was appreciated by the Alpine team, who posted pictures and videos of Clarkson’s visit on social media, saying: “Delivering on his word. Cheers for the beers, Jeremy Clarkson!” 

They also invited him to join them for a tour of the factory and a chat with the drivers. Clarkson was accompanied by his farmhand sidekick Kaleb Cooper, who also posed for photos with the Alpine demo car.

Jeremy Clarkson – Clarkson’s Farm

Clarkson’s beer delivery was not only a generous act of sportsmanship, but also a clever way of promoting his new farming documentary series.

Clarkson’s Farm, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The show follows Clarkson as he tries to run his 1,000-acre farm in Oxfordshire, where he grows crops, raises animals and brews his own beer. Perhaps he should make more bets with F1 teams in the future – it might boost his sales and ratings!

Jeremy Clarkson – What Is Hawkstone Beer?

Hawkstone Beer offers a range of products that cater to different tastes and preferences. Here are some of the products that you can find on their online store:

Hawkstone Premium Lager

Hawkstone Lager

This is the original Hawkstone Lager, also known as “The Iconic One”. It is a bold, yet balanced, lager with a smooth body and top notes of light citrus complemented by a subtle, crisp bitterness and malty backbone. 

It has an alcohol content of 4.8% ABV and comes in 6, 12 or 24 bottles.

Hawkstone Cider

This is a refreshing and crisp cider made from freshly pressed apples. It has an alcohol content of 5% ABV and comes in 6 or 12 bottles.

Hawkstone Vodka

This is a strong and smooth vodka made from British wheat and distilled five times. It has an alcohol content of 40% ABV and comes in a 70cl bottle.

Hawkstone IPA

This is a hoppy and fruity IPA with a balanced bitterness and a malty finish. It has an alcohol content of 5.5% ABV and comes in 12 bottles.

Hawkstone Beer products are hard to make, but easy to drink. They use the finest ingredients and a traditional brewing process that takes six weeks to create Hawkstone, compared to an industry average of only nine days. This results in a smoother and more rounded taste that sets the standard for a British premium beer.

By Jonny Noble

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jonny Noble I’m a dedicated F1 Writer – and I’ve Been One for Over Four Decades, I’ve been intimately immersed in the world of Formula One for more than 44 years. That’s longer than most professional commentators can boast! As an independent writer, I offer a unique perspective on the entire F1 landscape, free from biases that might cloud the discussion. We dive deep into the exhilarating, frustrating, and captivating facets of the F1 universe. So, regardless of my amateur status, one thing is undeniable: four decades of dedicated F1 fandom have forged strong opinions worth exploring!