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Denton brewery infuse buzz of Manchester in honey beer to raise charity cash

Charity Forever Manchester and Denton brewery Hornbean have teamed up to make two tasty tipples to raise money for the charity.

The two drinks that have been brewed are a honey beer named Forever Manchester ‘B’ and a lime premium larger named Forever Cloudy.

Ambassador for the charity Dave Foran, who has ran bars in Manchester for over 17 years and has always dreamed of creating his own beer, came up with the idea that sees 35p from every pint or bottle sold go to the Manchester based organization.

He told MM: “If I brewed my own beer, nothing would give me greater pleasure then to dedicate it to Forever Manchester.”

Dave, who has been an ambassador with the charity since its launch eight years ago, said that one of the flavours had to be honey because of its unique Manchester connection.  

He explained: “I chose honey because it went with the Manchester theme, because there are 350,000 bees living above the Printworks and Bez from the Happy Monday’s is a bee keeper.

“Also nobody was using honey and I wanted to appeal to everyone. I know a lot of ladies who drink pale ales and blonde ales so I wanted it to appeal to them.”

Kevin Rothwell from the Denton brewery, described the beers as ‘exceptional’ and hopes that they all sell out— but not too quickly as the process takes a long time to produce the beer.

He also gave an insight to the name behind the beers, saying that the Forever Cloudy was Dave’s idea and took time out to praise Forever Manchester’s work who sponsor thousands of community projects across the city.

“They make a lot of money for a worthwhile charity. It’s a very worthwhile cause and they do a lot of good stuff,” said Kevin.

“The beer is available in around 40 outlets in the Greater Manchester area. People are now more aware of the charity.”

This is just the start of Forever Manchester beers as they plan to bring some seasonal beers around in the summer months and also create a darker bitter.

So see the full list of where you can buy Forever Cloudy and Forever Manchester ‘B’ from please visit:

Images courtesy of Stuart Turner, with thanks

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