Sinking Pints and Raising Pounds

Lovers of real ale are helping to fund good causes thanks to the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent and Titanic Brewery.

Stoke-on-Trent Centenary Ale was launched earlier this year to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the federation of the six towns of the Potteries. The beer is produced by Titanic Brewery and was commissioned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

A donation of 10 pence to the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent’s charity fund for every pint or bottle sold and £209.20 has been raised so far.

Dave Bott, Director of Titanic Brewery presented the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Jean Bowers, with a cheque for the first two months of donations on Monday, 19 May. He said:

“We are proud of our breweries links with the city and were honoured to be asked to produce a special centenary ale by the city council.

“Our brewery is named in recognition of the fact that Edward Smith, Master of the Titanic came from Stoke-on-Trent and our bottled beers carry the slogan “Shipped from the Potteries.”

Dave also presented the Lord Mayor with a case of Titanic Beer to assist her fund raising efforts. Cllr. Bowers has chosen to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Child Victims of Crime during her year in office.

Councillor Bowers said:

“I am really pleased that the city council has teamed up with the Titanic brewery to raise money for these important charities. I hope we continue to raise money throughout the rest of this Centenary year.”

The beer will be available in bottle and on draught at various outlets in the city throughout 2010.

Centenary Ale is a 4.8% full bodied deep golden beer with citrus notes and a clean hoppy finish.

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I was Abbey Hulton born and bred, now live in Meir Hay. I'm married to Nita, we have 2 kids Tom 19 & Amy 17. I'm the Managing Director of a local aluminium stockist. I'm also a radio presenter and presented sport on radio for a number of years, more recently for Focal Radio. It was on Focal that I got the chance to present a programme of my favourite music genre which is Soul & Smooth Jazz. The programme was really popular and attracted overseas listeners online. Look out for our new venture www.6towns.co.uk - Community Radio for the good folk of the 6 Towns! I was the original creator of the blog Pits'n'Pots which gained some credibility when Mike Rawlins joined the site and has now blossomed into this site. I love sport particularly Golf & Tennis. I packed up playing football some years ago when I started picking up lot's of fines for bookings from late tackles! I play golf at Leek Golf Club and Tennis at Draycott Sports Centre.

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