The Ferry Boat, in Runcorn, provided the venue for the launch of a new ale, in support of a local preservation society.
The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (DAPS) joined forces with Cheshire-based Frodsham Brewery to produce ‘Danny’ ale, a 4.0% ABV traditional 19th-century bitter, brewed to an original Victorian recipe.
The primary aim of the beer is to raise awareness and funds for the DAPS project – the restoration of a steam ‘tug-tender’ which once plied the waters of the northwest, until retired from service in 1984. It was saved from the breakers’ yard in 2004, by a small band of enthusiasts and is now being restored in Liverpool.
A donation will be made to the DAPS project for every pint and bottle of ‘Danny’ sold.
At the launch evening at The Ferry Boat, there was a meet-the-brewer session with Frodsham’s head brewer Barry Davidson (right). Pictured with him (left to right) are Les Green (DAPS), The Ferry Boat’s duty manager Adam Choat and Dan Cross (DAPS, chair).
Dan Cross said: “A great beer, like any great ship, deserves a great launch – and the launch at The Ferry Boat was a great event. Thank you to everyone at the pub, as well as the guys from Frodsham Brewery, for making it such a success.”