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4th November 2015


Moorhouse's Pendle PorterMoorhouse’s Brewery – Lancashire’s leading independent brewer– has rolled out premium strength Pendle Porter (5%abv) as its seasonal ale for November.

Created by brewer Mark Bennett, it has the traditional porter character from chocolate malt and roasted barley married with English Fuggles hops  – but with the adventurous twist of New Zealand Green Bullet hops  for ‘piney notes’.  Moorhouse’s says: “This seasonal beer is dark in colour, with a sweet edge, balanced by chocolate malt and roasted barley, while its use of English and New Zealand hops create a hoppy pine aroma and flavour.”


The brew benefits from the Burnley brewer’s new 150th branding. There’s a taste profile built into the striking pump clip design, which celebrates the 19th century market porters   that found the style so ‘restorative’ they lent their name to the brew. The launch of a new £4.5m brewing complex in 2011 trebled the former production capacity to allow special ales to be brewed each month – including new creations such as Pure Witch and Summer Yarn along with old favourites such as Amber Rambler and Old Boss Bitter.


Managing director David Grant said: “Pendle Porter is a deliciously comforting beer for the long dark nights of November – a traditional porter but with the imaginative twist of the New World hop.


“A style much neglected for many years as lighter beers moved in, porter is now enjoying something of a revival as discerning drinkers explore different styles. It will strengthen interest on the bar for publicans at a time of year that can see a pre- festive lull in business. ” Ends/MHPR- Pendle Porter 2015


Notes to editors:

Moorhouse’s has won more awards than any comparable brewer, including Black Cat voted Camra Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2000 and Pride of Pendle hailed the Champion Cask Ale title at the Brewing Industry International Awards 2004.


Founder William Moorhouse established his drinks manufacturing business in Accrington Road, Burnley, Lancashire in 1865. Originally it produced mineral waters and then low strength hop bitters for Temperance Movement bars. Moorhouse’s began full strength brewing in the 1970s and in the eighties Manchester businessman Bill Parkinson bought the then ailing brewery ‘because he liked the beer’. Now, Moorhouse’s directly supplies several hundred pubs throughout the region and in Yorkshire, while distributing nationally via leading wholesalers and major pub chains.


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