Fancy a Drink? Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Launches Bottled Butterbeer

Witches, wizards, and Muggles, we propose a toast… to butterbeer!

While most fans have likely tried their hand at re-creating the defining beverage of the Harry Potter series at home, only those paying visits to licensed locations have been able to indulge in the official version – until now. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter announced today that it has bottled the famous brew, and sales are already underway.

Unfortunately, Potterheads outside the United Kingdom will have to cut their celebrations a bit short: Bottled butterbeer is currently only available for sale online to UK residents. The Studio Tour, however, is telling disappointed fans on social media to keep an eye out for expansion to other countries in the future.

But back to the good news – the Studio Tour is planning to launch the new product in style with a live takeover of its Instagram account by Warwick Davis (Griphook/Filius Flitwick) at 7:30 p.m. BST (2:30 p.m. ET) today!

 

 

The Studio Tour is inviting fans to leave their questions for Davis on its Twitter and Facebook posts for a chance to have them answered.

Bottled butterbeer is brewed in the UK and packaged in a souvenir glass bottle with an extra-special accoutrement: a collectible label designed by MinaLima! The Studio Tour says the initial label – a fun design featuring all four Hogwarts House colors and a border proclaiming the brew to be “from the original 1550 Leaky Cauldron recipe” – is the first of many.

 

The new bottled butterbeer will feature collectible labels designed by MinaLima.

 

Bottles will be available for purchase at the Studio Tour and the UK’s three Harry Potter stores at King’s Cross station, Heathrow Airport, and Gatwick Airport as well as online via the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 and the Warner Bros Studio Tour London Shop. There is currently a limit of three bottles per transaction.

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 recommends serving your butterbeer chilled – preferably not by Dementors.

Experience the fan favourite drink from the [w]izarding [w]orld in a brand[-]new way – at home! Best served chilled and poured straight from the bottle, the delicious soft drink features a new take on the butterscotch fans know and love. The unique blend of top-secret ingredients make bottled Butterbeer a must[-]try for any aspiring witch or wizard!

Today’s announcement is also good news for Potter fans who avoid dairy for health or ethical reasons since the new bottled butterbeer is both vegan and gluten-free. The Protego Foundation has been petitioning for years for Warner Bros. and Universal Studios to add a vegan butterbeer option, and the associated petition has amassed more than 7,500 signatures.

How excited are you to finally have an official butterbeer option that can be enjoyed at home? Let us know in the comments!

Press Release

WORLD’S FIRST BOTTLED BUTTERBEER NOW AVAILABLE AT WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR & PLATFORM 9 ¾ SHOPS

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and Platform 9 ¾ Shop launch the world’s first bottled [b]utterbeer.

For the very first time, fans of [b]utterbeer can experience the Wizarding World drink in a brand-new way - at home!

Appearing throughout the stories and loved by Hogwarts students and teachers alike, [b]utterbeer is a much-requested fan-favourite [sic]. Previously available in draught format select Wizarding World locations, today, the world’s first official bottled [b]utterbeer launches exclusively at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London –The Making of Harry Potter and the Platform 9 ¾ Shops at London King’s Cross [and] Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

Made and brewed in the U.K, bottled [b]utterbeer has a style [that] is entirely unique and comes in beautifully crafted souvenir glass bottles, each one featuring an exclusive collectable [sic] label designed by MinaLima, the design duo behind the graphic props of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Following [the] launch, there will be different labels to collect, making a bottle the perfect gift for any fan to first enjoy and then proudly display.

Best served chilled and poured straight from the bottle, the delicious soft drink features a new take on the butterscotch flavour fans know and love. The unique blend of top-secret ingredients make bottled [b]utterbeer a must[-]try for any aspiring witch or wizard!

Bringing the magical taste to everyone, bottled [b]utterbeer can also be purchased online at shop.wbstudiotour.co.uk or harrypotterplatform934.com, and fans are invited to join us at @wbtourlondon and share their #ButterbeerCheers.

 

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Brienne Green

I'm a passionate journalist, feeding my wizarding world obsession on MuggleNet by night, forever trying to find ways to work "Potter" references into high school sports stories by day. When not writing, I can be often be found making quiche at 2 a.m., playing Queen tunes on the piano, or talking (and talking and talking) about Sirius Black.