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18th April 2023

Northern Monk releases bar snack themed beer to launch Faith in Boozers campaign

Northern Monk Brewing has released three new beers into pubs inspired by some of the most popular pub snacks in the UK.

The beers will be available at 22 pubs across the country (full list attached) with all profits from the beers being passed to the bars.

There will be a Scampi & Lemon Pale Ale, inspired by the iconic scampi fries; a Pork Scratching Best Bitter; and a Dry Roasted Peanut Stout.

The beers were initially announced as an April Fool’s joke on April 1st, but now Northern Monk have revealed that the beers are real, going into cask and kegs, and the idea behind the Faith in Boozers campaign.

Russell Bisset, Co-Founder of Northern Monk, said: “The ultimate pub snack is one of our favourite topics around the brewery; we even ran a tournament on our Instagram to see what other people think and try and settle the debate – pretzel pieces won. Brian Dickson, our Technical Director and Co-Founder, decided we should try and replicate some of our favourites in a beer.

“Pubs, and breweries, have had a really tough few years with the pandemic, navigating guidelines, rising costs and changes in consumer habits, but there’s a real love for the pub and all profits from the beers will be passed to them. We hope people will be curious to try the beers, head to a local with them on and give them a go – maybe with a bag of the snacks themselves alongside.”

The beers will also be available in a very limited can run on Northern Monk’s website from 6pm Monday 17 April and from 22 pubs on cask or keg.


About Northern Monk 

Northern Monk is an independent brewery focused on creating the best beer experiences in the world. From two people in a parent’s cellar in 2013, to more than a hundred employees, Northern Monk is one of the North’s fastest growing drinks companies.  

Northern Monk started life in a parent’s cellar with a £5,000 gift from a grandparent. Inspired by these origins and an ambition to give back wherever they can, they launched the For the North Foundation in September 2019, now renamed “Faith in Futures Foundation”. The Foundation will see £5,000 grants offered to businesses, charities and projects which aim to provide a genuine benefit to the communities they serve, or reduce environmental impact.  

Northern Monk Patrons Projects is an initiative set up to foster collaboration, creativity, and community, whose objective is to collaborate with artists, athletes, and creatives across the North, by dedicating each Patrons Project to one Patron. Through the cross-pollination of ideas, Northern Monk treat each Patrons Project as a curated, immersive experience, with everything from the recipe and ingredients used, to the can design, carefully chosen to reflect each individual Patron. Each Patrons Project contains 7 beers and sometimes non-beer items such as glassware or merchandise. 

In March 2021, Northern Monk were ranked number 1 in the Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 list, achieving the titles of ‘fastest overall growing business’ and ‘fastest growing small business’. In May 2021 they were ranked 60th in The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2021 list. In 2022, Northern Monk were listed as one of the top 10 Best Food and Drink Companies to Work For 2022.

Contact: Tim Ward, Communications Manager, Northern Monk,