AN Ashington brewery is hoping its new charity ale will be for life and not just for Christmas.
Gundog Brewery has produced ‘Not just for Christmas ale’, which will be sold in pubs across the north east to raise money for Northern English Springer Spaniel Rescue.
Andrea Johnson, 47, brewery owner, and her husband Paul, 45, will donate 4.2p from every pint sold to the Gateshead-based charity, which cares for spaniels up and down the country.
Paul said: “The brewery is called Gundog Brewery because we have got 12 working dogs, with springer spaniels amongst that.
“A lot of people buy the likes of springer spaniels for Christmas and basically we want to remind them that they are not just a pet for Christmas.
“We also know the people who run the charity and we think they do an amazing job, so that is why we are raising the money for them.”
Andrea added: “We have always had great respect for all the people that give up their time to help Northern English Springer Spaniel Rescue and we would just like to help this cause.”
The couple, who live in Cambois, started the brewery last November.
Their new ale will be available to buy all year around, not just over the festive period.
The beer is already on sale at a number of pubs, including the Three Horse Shoes in High Horton and the General Havelock in Bedlington.
Gundog Brewery is based at Castle Island Way, North Seaton Industrial Estate.