Moorhouse's Brewery

Stray Dog Ale aims to hit a high note for Moorhouse’s

by Northern Life

Moorhouse’s, Lancashire’s leading independent brewer, collaborated with legendary Manchester band New Order to roll out new beer Stray Dog.

Stray Dog, at 4.2% ABV, is a refreshing and clean tasting golden premium ale, with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness.  Brewed using American Cascade, Centennial and Willamette hops, with English Maris Otter malt, it is intended to appeal to both craft and traditional ale categories.  The beer is now available in cask across the free trade, with bottles to follow.

Sales director Mark Boardman said: “Stray Dog is a terrific addition to Moorhouse’s award winning portfolio and a significant brand milestone to follow up our successful 150th anniversary last year. We expect it to play well in cask with our own loyal followers, New Order fans, and in today’s fast moving craft ale marketplace. We are a traditional brewery with a very modern style, and Stray Dog has been developed by head brewer Dan Casaru to champion this outlook.”

 Stray Dog was created at Moorhouse’s £5m state-of-the-art brewery in Burnley following a series of tastings earlier this year. Moorhouse’s is among the biggest independent brewers in the North-West and internationally famed for their six strong core brands including Pendle Witches Brew and the fast-growing Blond Witch and White Witch alongside monthly special brews.