Yorkshire cricketer Jack Leaning visited Old Mill Brewery for a day to brew a 3.8% ABV session bitter to be named in his honour.
Jack’s Batch 34 is named after his squad number and is a refreshing blonde ale with a citrus finish.
Jack said: “I’m really pleased to finally get the brew finished. We have spent many hours trying to get the recipe right. I think we’ve created a beer that I would enjoy in my local, the Victoria Hotel, York.
“It is also great to be able to promote a charity very close to my heart in the Three Bear’s Foundation by donating 5p for every pint sold to them. This will help further raise awareness of the amazing work that has been carried out by Mark Burn and others, raising thousands of pounds already in the fight against pancreatic cancer.”
Brewery manager, Ryan Truswell, added: “We are delighted to be able to create a beer with Jack and the Three Bears Foundation. We are hoping that you enjoy it just as much as we did in creating it.
“We’re incredibly proud to have a capped Yorkshire cricketer supporting our brand, as we are very much proud of our Yorkshire roots. We’ve choosen the malts for the brew from acclaimed Yorkshire maltster, Thomas Fawcett.”
As well as being available direct from the brewery, Jack’s Batch 34 has also been picked up by a national wholesaler to be promoted throughout July.