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Yorkshire Day beer to help charity

Sales of a beer which has been brewed to mark Yorkshire Day will help a charity based in the county.

White Rose, made by Rooster’s Brewing Company in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, celebrates Yorkshire Day on 1 August.

The 4% beer is “a pale ale brewed using four hops and soft Yorkshire water to produce citrus aromas and a light and refreshing level of bitterness”.

A total of 7,200 pints have been brewed and 10p from every pint sold will go to Henshaws Society For Blind People.

In a statement the company said: “Each year we brew a seasonal special called White Rose. It’s a beer that is made available with Yorkshire Day in mind and is also brewed in conjunction with a Yorkshire-based charity to help raise awareness and funds.”

Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough provides vocational training to people with disabilities, and Henshaws College in Harrogate offers further education for residential and day students with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

Oliver Fozard, Rooster’s head brewer, said: “Being Harrogate born and bred, both my brother and I have long been aware of the work Henshaws does within the local area and we are proud to be able to offer our support to what is a very worthwhile organisation. We hope the good folk of Yorkshire will join us in raising a pint on 1 August.”

Louisa Walmsley, corporate relationships officer, said: “We’re thrilled to be chosen by Rooster’s as their preferred charity for their seasonal special. The money raised for Henshaws will help us continue our vital services for those living with sight loss and other disabilities.”

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