A BREWERY has teamed up with one of the region’s most iconic historic railways to create a new beer for Lancashire Day.
Burnley-based Moorhouse’s Brewery is hoping to celebrate the county with a new 4.5% lager, The Flying Hopsman, created in partnership with East Lancashire Railway.
The company has also created a special Best of Lancashire case of different beers drawn from the many breweries in the county to celebrate the day today.
Antonia Price, Marketing Manager at Moorhouse’s Brewery, said: “The last 18 months have been a very difficult time for the brewing business, so we wanted to use Lancashire Day as a way to celebrate the real talent that is here in the count.
“Lancashire has some of the most innovative small breweries in all of the UK, so it’s fantastic to bring them together for the very first time.
“The Best of Lancashire is a true representation of the county’s brewing expertise and we are proud to present it to the public. ”
Lancashire Day aims to celebrate the heritage of the entire historic county of Lancashire, including Greater Manchester.
In addition to Moorhouse’s own beers, packs will include samples from Accidental Brewery, Avid Brewing Co, Beer Brothers Brewing Co, Chain House Brewing Co, Crankshaft Brewery, Farm Yard Ales, Northern Whisper Brewing Co , Problem Child Brewing – and Rivington from Bolton. Brewing Co.
Moorhouse says this is the first time that many breweries in the county have collaborated.
They will include various types of beer including lager and bitter ales, Belgian lager, IPAs and stouts.
Keeping the Lancashire theme alive, Moorhouse’s Blonde Witch and Pendle Witches Brew are both there.
Aside from the Best of Lancashire packs, only 288 pints of The Flying Hopsman were produced.
They are currently available at the Trackside Pub in Bury and Buffer Stops in Rawtenstall.
The Best of Lancashire Pack is available for purchase until the end of December.