Special beer brewed for East Lancashire derby

ONE side will be raising a toast and the others will be drowning their sorrows on Saturday.

And to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer.

‘Bitter Rivals’ will be made available in pubs across Burnley by Moorhouse’s Brewery this weekend as fans gear up for the derby.

The beer is a mix of existing beers, The Pendle Witches and Premier Bitter, and will supplied to pubs including The Bridge Bier Huis in Burnley, Barley’s Pendle Inn and The George and Dragon in Barrowford.

David Grant, managing director of Moorhouse’s Brewery, said: “It’s a deep-rooted rivalry and we wanted to celebrate it in a fun way.

“We wanted to show that being rivals does not mean that the police have to get involved and I think that Burnley fans will really enjoy the beer.

“I think that it will go down well with the fans and that it will add to their match day experience.

“It will either end up being a celebration brew or a commiseration brew.

“It’s quite fun to mark an occasion like this with a beer and I hope it catches on and we can do it again.”

Emma Harrison, landlady of The Bridge Bier Huis said: “It’s just a bit of fun really and I’m sure it will go down well with the supporters at the weekend.

“Moorhouse beer normally sells well in the pub anyway and I think this will be no different.

“It’s a nice idea which shows that the rivalry can be a friendly one.”

This weekend’s fixture marks the 100th competitive meeting between the two sides in all competitions.

Keiron Marshall, manager of Pendle Inn said: “I wanted to do something to celebrate the hundredth meeting between Burnley and Blackburn Rovers.

“I’m a huge Burnley fan and this seemed like the perfect way.

“We have had loads of response to it already on Twitter and Facebook and I’m sure it will be a success at the weekend.

“I hope that the beer will make another appearance when the next derby comes around.”

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9:21am Thu 12 Sep 13

bigste says...

Sounds a good way for the Dingles to drown their sorrows. lol
Sounds a good way for the Dingles to drown their sorrows. lol bigste
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9:34am Thu 12 Sep 13

ChrisDeBerg says...

bigste wrote:
Sounds a good way for the Dingles to drown their sorrows. lol
Haha... Bitter rivals ale... For bitter rivals... Couldn't have put it better Moorhouse! Good on ya!
[quote][p][bold]bigste[/bold] wrote: Sounds a good way for the Dingles to drown their sorrows. lol[/p][/quote]Haha... Bitter rivals ale... For bitter rivals... Couldn't have put it better Moorhouse! Good on ya! ChrisDeBerg
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11:45am Thu 12 Sep 13

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse Kick says...

The 100th meeting - I didn't realise that.

Time for a Burnley win, three points, top of the table and send Blackburn fans back to Mordor on their horses of shame.
The 100th meeting - I didn't realise that. Time for a Burnley win, three points, top of the table and send Blackburn fans back to Mordor on their horses of shame. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse Kick
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2:24pm Thu 12 Sep 13

2 for 5p says...

QUOTE:::
to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer.

more like you've just found a new reason to exploite , so you can make an excuse to sell more of you're rancid cr*p.
QUOTE::: to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer. more like you've just found a new reason to exploite , so you can make an excuse to sell more of you're rancid cr*p. 2 for 5p
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3:58pm Thu 12 Sep 13

hasslem hasslem says...

2 for 5p wrote:
QUOTE:::
to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer.

more like you've just found a new reason to exploite , so you can make an excuse to sell more of you're rancid cr*p.
idiot
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: QUOTE::: to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer. more like you've just found a new reason to exploite , so you can make an excuse to sell more of you're rancid cr*p.[/p][/quote]idiot hasslem hasslem
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7:08pm Thu 12 Sep 13

Chris P Bacon says...

2 for 5p wrote:
QUOTE:::
to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer.

more like you've just found a new reason to exploite , so you can make an excuse to sell more of you're rancid cr*p.
Tuppence ha'penny in the zone there. Total concentration, total dedication, breathtaking disregard as to how monumentally stupid he looks; we raise a glass* to you, sir.


* Well, when I write 'glass' I do of course mean 'two fingers'.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: QUOTE::: to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer. more like you've just found a new reason to exploite , so you can make an excuse to sell more of you're rancid cr*p.[/p][/quote]Tuppence ha'penny in the zone there. Total concentration, total dedication, breathtaking disregard as to how monumentally stupid he looks; we raise a glass* to you, sir. * Well, when I write 'glass' I do of course mean 'two fingers'. Chris P Bacon
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8:42pm Thu 12 Sep 13

j bee says...

ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites
ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites j bee
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8:46pm Thu 12 Sep 13

icannotrace says...

j bee wrote:
ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites
I think you should have another pint
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites[/p][/quote]I think you should have another pint icannotrace
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8:55am Fri 13 Sep 13

Darren1951 says...

icannotrace wrote:
j bee wrote: ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites
I think you should have another pint
Been sniffing the barmaid's apron again?
[quote][p][bold]icannotrace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites[/p][/quote]I think you should have another pint[/p][/quote]Been sniffing the barmaid's apron again? Darren1951
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11:52am Fri 13 Sep 13

happycyclist says...

j bee wrote:
ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites
You've got yourself an argument there. Thwaites' Original is still the benchmark for a pint of bitter, their daftly re-branded mild was always up there, Wainwrights is as good as anything Moorhouses brew, and their seasonal craft ales are superlative and as good as anything brewed by anyone.
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites[/p][/quote]You've got yourself an argument there. Thwaites' Original is still the benchmark for a pint of bitter, their daftly re-branded mild was always up there, Wainwrights is as good as anything Moorhouses brew, and their seasonal craft ales are superlative and as good as anything brewed by anyone. happycyclist
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1:25pm Fri 13 Sep 13

tallrover says...

2 for 5p wrote:
QUOTE:::
to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer.

more like you've just found a new reason to exploite , so you can make an excuse to sell more of you're rancid cr*p.
You are such a miserable so and so...
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: QUOTE::: to celebrate the rivalry between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, a brewery has brought out a new beer. more like you've just found a new reason to exploite , so you can make an excuse to sell more of you're rancid cr*p.[/p][/quote]You are such a miserable so and so... tallrover
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3:14pm Fri 13 Sep 13

hasslem hasslem says...

happycyclist wrote:
j bee wrote:
ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites
You've got yourself an argument there. Thwaites' Original is still the benchmark for a pint of bitter, their daftly re-branded mild was always up there, Wainwrights is as good as anything Moorhouses brew, and their seasonal craft ales are superlative and as good as anything brewed by anyone.
have to disagree with you there - moorhouses has been consistently exceptional for well over 5 years, thwaites is poor by comparison and lost it when it tried to get everybody to drink that repulsive smooth nonsense.

loads better beer in lancs these days that thwaites - bank top, sweeney's, prospect, three bees, reedley.

thwaites got complacent and they are paying the price
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites[/p][/quote]You've got yourself an argument there. Thwaites' Original is still the benchmark for a pint of bitter, their daftly re-branded mild was always up there, Wainwrights is as good as anything Moorhouses brew, and their seasonal craft ales are superlative and as good as anything brewed by anyone.[/p][/quote]have to disagree with you there - moorhouses has been consistently exceptional for well over 5 years, thwaites is poor by comparison and lost it when it tried to get everybody to drink that repulsive smooth nonsense. loads better beer in lancs these days that thwaites - bank top, sweeney's, prospect, three bees, reedley. thwaites got complacent and they are paying the price hasslem hasslem
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11:28am Sat 14 Sep 13

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

j bee wrote:
ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites
You've obviously banged your head a few times as well
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites[/p][/quote]You've obviously banged your head a few times as well FakeVilla_MTCabinet
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11:35am Sat 14 Sep 13

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
happycyclist wrote:
j bee wrote:
ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites
You've got yourself an argument there. Thwaites' Original is still the benchmark for a pint of bitter, their daftly re-branded mild was always up there, Wainwrights is as good as anything Moorhouses brew, and their seasonal craft ales are superlative and as good as anything brewed by anyone.
have to disagree with you there - moorhouses has been consistently exceptional for well over 5 years, thwaites is poor by comparison and lost it when it tried to get everybody to drink that repulsive smooth nonsense.

loads better beer in lancs these days that thwaites - bank top, sweeney's, prospect, three bees, reedley.

thwaites got complacent and they are paying the price
Get a grip moses, how many awards have those won compared to Thwaites.
its like saying BFC is better than BRFC, look at the trophies and then you will see. Consistantly better, voted for by the industry and not some leather patch wearing beer bore that bores on about taste, body and having a great nose, only to stagger home, eat a cold tin of beans, then set himself on fire by leaving the chip pan on when he's passed out.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites[/p][/quote]You've got yourself an argument there. Thwaites' Original is still the benchmark for a pint of bitter, their daftly re-branded mild was always up there, Wainwrights is as good as anything Moorhouses brew, and their seasonal craft ales are superlative and as good as anything brewed by anyone.[/p][/quote]have to disagree with you there - moorhouses has been consistently exceptional for well over 5 years, thwaites is poor by comparison and lost it when it tried to get everybody to drink that repulsive smooth nonsense. loads better beer in lancs these days that thwaites - bank top, sweeney's, prospect, three bees, reedley. thwaites got complacent and they are paying the price[/p][/quote]Get a grip moses, how many awards have those won compared to Thwaites. its like saying BFC is better than BRFC, look at the trophies and then you will see. Consistantly better, voted for by the industry and not some leather patch wearing beer bore that bores on about taste, body and having a great nose, only to stagger home, eat a cold tin of beans, then set himself on fire by leaving the chip pan on when he's passed out. FakeVilla_MTCabinet
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11:36am Sat 14 Sep 13

FakeVilla_MTCabinet says...

happycyclist wrote:
j bee wrote:
ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites
You've got yourself an argument there. Thwaites' Original is still the benchmark for a pint of bitter, their daftly re-branded mild was always up there, Wainwrights is as good as anything Moorhouses brew, and their seasonal craft ales are superlative and as good as anything brewed by anyone.
Spot on happy, they are obviously still living in the past
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: ben suppin bitter for 60 years moorhouses far better pint than thwaites and i live nearer blackburn at that ive spilt more on me tie than some of ya having bin on buildinf sites[/p][/quote]You've got yourself an argument there. Thwaites' Original is still the benchmark for a pint of bitter, their daftly re-branded mild was always up there, Wainwrights is as good as anything Moorhouses brew, and their seasonal craft ales are superlative and as good as anything brewed by anyone.[/p][/quote]Spot on happy, they are obviously still living in the past FakeVilla_MTCabinet
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