Axholme Brewery produces festive ale for Grimsby Town Football Club

A festive ale has been produced especially for Grimsby Town Football Club.

Lincolnshire-based Axholme Brewing Company and Grimsby Town Football Club have unveiled a specially commissioned bottled beer, which will go on sales on 28 November 2017. The bottles will be sold at the club shop and at specialist beer shop, Message in a Bottle, in Cleethorpes.

The 3.8% abv full-bodied Mariners Winter Ale is a traditional English bitter and is described as having peppery and fruitcake flavours. It is billed as being “the perfect beer for a Winter’s evening”. The festive beer follows on from the brewery’s successful Mariners Promotion Ale, which was brewed to commemorate the club’s historic return to the Football League after their victory at Wembley Stadium in May 2016.

Charles Lumley, brewery director, said: “After the success of Mariners Promotion Ale, I met with representatives from the Mariners Trust and the football team to see if we could do something a bit different this year. We thought a special, short batch Christmas beer would work well both in my beer shop and in the club shop. The bottles look terrific and will make perfect Christmas presents for any Town fans who like a beer. And let’s face it – a lot of them do. As a life-long Town fan, I am really excited to be working with the club again and we have ots more ideas as to how we can work together in the future.”

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