A brewery in Stoke-on-Trent has made a special one-off celebration ale to celebrate the city’s centenary.
The Titanic Brewery, in Burslem, was commissioned by the city council to brew the beer to celebrate 100 years since the six towns that make up the city – Stoke, Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Tunstall and Longton – were officially amalgamated.
Titanic directors Keith and Dave Bott will hand a special presentation pack of Potteries Centenary Ale to the Prince of Wales during a civic reception on Friday, February 19.
The brothers will be meeting Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as they visit Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate the federation of the six towns.
Keith Bott said: “We are thrilled to be chosen to help to celebrate the centenary of our brewery’s home city. Titanic Brewery is proud to be a part of Stoke-on-Trent and our bottled range carries the words ‘shipped from the Potteries’.”
“Interestingly, Prince Charles is a great supporter of the role community style pubs play in society so we have a common cause.”
They described the Centenary Ale as a “full bodied deep golden beer with citrus notes and a clean hoppy finish”. It is available in bottles and on draught and the brewery will donate 10 pence from every pint or bottle sold to the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent’s charity fund.
Councillor Ross Irving, the leader of Stoke on Trent City Council, said: “In this centenary year of the Federation of The Six Towns one of the ways that we wanted to celebrate it was to have a commemorative ale. We are delighted that we were able to work with the Titanic Brewery to produce the Potteries Centenary Ale. I look forward to sampling it myself.”