Something special is brewing at Runcorn Linnets with a new local ale going on trial for the new season.
7Fella's Beer will make its debut at Saturday's Emirates FA CCup preliminary-round game against Stalybridge Celtc and if it's a success, it will become a permanent fixture in the clubhouse bar.
7Fella's Beer has been created by Norton Brewing at Runcorn's historic, 12th century Norton Priory in collaboration with seven local lads, who came together on a social media site during lockdown to share their passion for real ale.
One of the seven, Brian Mack said:
"This special ale has been crafted, bottled and labelled by people with learning difficulties and their dedicated support staff at Norton Brewing."
Samples of the bottled beer, which has a yellow and green label, will be available at the game with an opportunity to buy what is currently a limited edition brew.
But production will be extended should supporters get the taste for the unique Runcorn ale, brewed on the site of the abbey in Tudor Road which dates back to 1134.
Brian Mack added: "With the enthusiastic backing of Runcorn Linnets fans, we aim to support the local brewery and bring you a taste that not only represents our community but also embraces the spirit of unity.
"Cheers to great beer and an even greater football club."
Alan Jones, bar manager at Runcorn Linnets said: "We'd like to thank Brian, his colleagues from 7Fella's and all the team at Norton Brewing for sharing their story - and their beer - with us.
"We love to forge partnerships with local organisations and businesses and with the support of our fans, this one could be very fruitful."