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New brews join the Love Local range

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Two local breweries have joined the growing number of producers in Lincolnshire Co-op’s Love Local range.

Shoppers can now tap into beers from Ferry Ales Brewery in Fiskerton and Axholme Brewing Company in Crowle, near Scunthorpe.

The bottles are stocked in all Lincolnshire Co-op food stores now.

Ferry Ales Brewery, known as F.A.B, is supplying traditional English bitter Just Jane. It has a hoppy aroma and is being brewed to support the restoration of Avro Lancaster Just Jane by the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. F.A.B donates 10p for every pint sold.

It’s also supplying stores with its pale ale The Witham Shield, named after an Iron Age decorative bronze shield found in the river Witham close to the brewery.

Co-owner John Cussons said: "We are proud to add Just Jane and Witham Shield to the range.

"Lincolnshire has a long history of brewing and we love being part of continuing that heritage.

"The Love Local brand is a great way to ensure that the people of Lincolnshire know about our local food and drink producers and how they support their local communities."

Axholme Brewing Company is supplying its Best Bitter and Cleethorpes Pale Ale. The Best Bitter has been part of the brewery’s core range since it was created in 2012.

And, its Cleethorpes Pale Ale helped put the brewery on the map both locally and nationally – it’s now their best ever selling beer.

Head Brewer Mike Richards said: "Like us, Lincolnshire Co-op love local. I have always tried to use locally sourced ingredients in the beers I brew and as a company we always look to work with local suppliers.

"We are very proud to be part of their fantastic Love Local range and we look forward to seeing our beers in their stores."

Lincolnshire Co-op Deputy Supply Chain Manager Judy Lyon said: “The Love Local range is our way of raising a glass to food and drink producers around our trading area.

“We’re proud to stock a variety of products in the range all made by producers in our area, from Lincolnshire eggs, cheeses and meat products to ice cream, beers and gingerbread.

“These hearty brews by Axholme Brewing Company and F.A.B are a fantastic addition and are being stocked in all Lincolnshire Co-op food stores, so shoppers can easily ‘hop’ in for a bottle or two.”

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