Wiltshire brewer Wadworth has created a collaborative pale ale with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, named Carrier Ale.
The beer celebrates the commissioning of the biggest and most powerful aircraft carrier ever built in Britain, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will become the country’s flagship aircraft carrier once it is commissioned on Thursday (December 7).
Carrier Ale will be available in exclusive bottles through the Wadworth online shop. For every pint and bottle sold, 5p will be donated to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity; the principal charity of the Royal Navy, which supports sailors, marines and their families for life.
Carrier Ale is a 3.6% pale ale with a malt led flavour and character. On the nose, it provides a malt aroma, while on the palate it delivers clean and refreshing light malt notes combined with a classic strong hop flavour, and finishes with crisp bitterness. It is always best served at ‘sea’ temperature.
Wadworth chief executive, Chris Welham, said: “We are very proud of our association with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause.
“We are sure that Carrier Ale will be enjoyed where it is drunk and we hope we can raise a lot of money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines that have served and are currently serving our country.”
Robert Robson, the charity’s chief executive, added: “Since 2007, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today, as well as for Royal Navy and Royal Marine veterans and their families.
“Partnerships like this one are hugely important for us to continue raising funds, and we are so grateful for Carrier Ale and to Wadworth for their support.”