Paws for a pint to help the Sheffield RSPCA

Paws for a Pint . MD of Bradfield Brewery John Gill with RSPCA Animal Care Manger Tony Benham also pictured is RSPCA volunteer Julie Swift
Paws for a Pint . MD of Bradfield Brewery John Gill with RSPCA Animal Care Manger Tony Benham also pictured is RSPCA volunteer Julie Swift
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THERE’S nothing more refreshing than a pint of foaming ale - and this summer pub-goers in Sheffield are being invited to ‘paws for a pint’ by supping a new beer to raise money for an animal charity.

The golden ale is produced by the Bradfield Brewery and will be on sale in pubs around the city, with 10p from every pint donated to the RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre.

Bradfield have brewed the beer - called Paws For A Pint - to a special recipe, and managing director John Gill said he hoped it will be a top seller, boosting funds for the animal charity.

He said the brewery, based at Watt House Farm in High Bradfield, was approached by the RSPCA with the idea of a charity ale.

“I think it’s a worthy charity to be involved with,” John said. “From our farming background we’re always involved with animals, and when the RSPCA came on board and suggested we brew a beer we wanted to do it. It’s already proved very popular. We’ve had a wealth of pre-orders.”

The brewery was given free rein to devise the recipe, so John said they decided to produce a new version of their popular Farmers Blonde beer.

“It’s based on a light, pale ale, and light-coloured beer always sells.

“We’re well-known for our blondes, so it’s a variation.”

Tony Benham, care manager at the Sheffield Animal Centre, said the beerwas ‘amazing’ and that proceeds will help cover £2,000-a-day running costs. “We’re looking forward to lots of people buying this wonderful, smooth ale and a raising much-needed funds for our centre,” he said.

Pubs selling Paws For A Pint include the Kelham Island Tavern, The Railway in Wadsley Bridge and The Horse And Groom in Gleadless.