THE worker bee has certainly earned it stripes in recent times, taking centre stage as the symbol of Manchester – and the buzz shows no signs of abating.
Now heritage-rich brewers Joseph Holt have launched a limited edition black-striped glass, known as The Manchester Bee Glass. For the bee effect just pour in the amber nectar (their latest keg ale, Northern Hop).
The beer is being issued to mark the 170th anniversary of the Cheetham Hill brewery. It is made using two hops from Europe and North America. Hallertau Blanc, grown in Germany, is a delicate, slightly tropical hop and the Bravo hop, from Washington state, fruity, citrusy and floral.
“Joseph Holt is so closely linked to the history of Manchester,” says Jane Kershaw who is the sixth generation of the Holt family to work at the brewery. “On the other hand, Northern Hop, our latest ale, is very popular with young people who are turning to pale ales in increasing numbers. So, this glass combines a strong, proud nod to our history in a cool, collector’s item.”
The Manchester Bee Glass is available from Tuesday July 2 in 77 of Joseph Holt’s 126 pubs across the North West – get the full list of participating pubs.
To get a glass simply ask for a loyalty card in one of the selected pubs and receive a sticker every time you order a pint of Northern Hop. Once five pints have been marked off you will be given a Manchester Bee Glass for free.