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Help Give Something Back to Farmers (With a Pint of Beer) | Great Newsome Brewery

With its latest bottled beer, one local brewery is looking to give something back
to the farming culture that created it.

East Yorkshire’s Great Newsome Brewery has announced that they’ll be donating 5 pence from each bottle sold of their latest beer to the Farming Community Network. FCN offers confidential support and guidance for farmers and their families via a free helpline (03000 111 999) operated by volunteers who understand farming life.

“We’re a family of farmers, so it’s for a cause that’s very close to all of us,” said Matthew Hodgson, founder of Great Newsome Brewery.

“Agriculture really can feel isolating, you know. When it seems like you’ve got absolutely no support or anyone to talk to in an industry as volatile and personal as this one, things can quickly slip.

“We’re proud to be working with such a kind-hearted, compassionate charity. I hope we can help make a real difference.”

Despite much of the craft beer landscape focussing on urban environments, Great Newsome has never made a secret of its farming heritage. Many of its most popular tipples are named after old (occasionally ancient) farming terms, such as Sleck Dust and Yan Tan Tethera. The brewery itself is even housed inside converted farmhouses.

The latest bottled beer in question, Old Fergie, is no different. The name and artwork refer to a specific Massey Ferguson 35; one that’s been in the family’s service for around half a century. The beer itself is a brown ale in the classic northern English style.

Great Newsome Farm — the farm which the brewery is part of — was awarded both Family Farm of the Year at the 2020 British Farming Awards and the Yorkshire Post’s Farm of the Year award in 2019.

For further information, please contact James Hodgson on 01964 612201 or
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