Cheshire micro brewery links up with charity for new beer

Sandbach-based Merlin’s Micro Brewery has teamed up with Cheshire Wildlife Trust to create a new beer, which will see 15% of each sale by the brewery going to the charity.

The brew, named  ‘Squiffy Duck’, is a 4% amber ale made using English malts and hops and will be sold in bottles and on draught. It will be co-branded as Merlin’s Micro Brewery and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

The family-run micro-brewery has won ten awards since 2010, including several wins at The Champion Beer of Cheshire annual competition.

“We loved the name Squiffy Duck and it is already proving a real hit with our venues,” commented Sue Peart from Merlins Micro Brewery.

“Our brewery has always strived to be as environmentally-friendly as possible; we only use renewable energy, and have on-site reed beds to return waste water to the earth. We are proud to now go one step further and show our support for Cheshire Wildlife Trust.”

Sam Salisbury, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Cheshire Wildlife Trust, said: “We’d like to thank the team at Merlins Micro Brewery for developing this new beer in support of our work.

“We’re always looking for new opportunities for local companies and people to support wildlife and we’re excited to announce the launch of this beer.”