Yorkshire Regiment boost from Timothy Taylor beer sales

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Drinkers have been raising their pints in support of the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.

Brewer Timothy Taylor last year produced a special brew of Havercake Ale to celebrate the battalion’s return from Afghanistan.

For every pint sold 10p was donated to the Yorkshire Regiment Fund and more than £6,000 was raised.

Soldiers from the regiment, formerly the Duke of Wellington’s, have always been known as the “Havercake Lads” and the name derives from the oatmeal bread or haver cakes which for centuries was a staple food in Yorkshire.

The beer was distributed to selected pubs and quickly sold out.

Havercake Ale was the first draught beer produced by Timothy Taylor since the introduction of Landlord 60 years ago.

The ale was also available in bottles from Tesco.

Havercake Ale (4.7%) was first brewed in 2002 to celebrate the regiment’s 300th anniversary.