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Brewing up a socially conscious beer

Tyne Bank Brewery is sticking to its New Years resolution to be kinder to the environment with the launch of a charity beer aimed at protecting the very river from which it is sourced.

The independent brewery and tap room has partnered with Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the River Tyne to create the aptly named, Tyne Riverlution.

The American-style ale will see Tyne Bank Brewery donating 10p from every sale to the charity to continue its work which works to improve water quality, reduce pollution and improve habitat in the River Tyne.

Julia Austin, founder of Tyne Bank Brewery, said: “We’re excited to announce the launch of Tyne Riverlution as our first charity collaboration. With climate change on everybody’s agenda, we wanted to make a difference, starting locally first. The River Tyne is such an iconic part of the region so it’s the least we can do. Obviously, the water we use to brew beer comes from here so this is a chance for us all to taste it and help keep it clean.”

Ceri Gibson, Director of Tyne Rivers Trust says: “As the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the River Tyne, we’re delighted that a business is taking this bold and socially conscious step to help us improve the river. 

“We work to combat the effects of climate change to ensure that the River Tyne and its tributaries are healthy, biodiverse and an asset for present and future generations. We see the launch of Tyne Riverlution as a fantastic partnership between two organisations that both have the river at the heart of their business.”

The news comes after Tyne Bank Brewery swapped its plastic can holders to wood pulp in an effort to become more sustainable.

Tyne Riverlution is available to buy in bottles from the Tyne Bank Brewery shop and in some retail outlets.

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