Lymestone brews Stoke City semi-final ale
Stone’s Lymestone Brewery is producing a special ale to celebrate Stoke City’s charge to the FA Cup semi-final.
The Potters play Bolton Wanderers at Wembley on Sunday 17th April and life-long supporter and Lymestone head brewer Ian ‘Brad’ Bradford is producing an ale called Stone Banker to mark the occassion.
Stone Banker? Manager Tony Pulis uttered the phrase after the quarter-final against West Ham, when Frederic Piquionnes scored for the Hammers following a blatant handball. “It was a stone banker handball,” Pulis commented.
“I’ve been a Stoke fan all my life, and all the family are mad fans as well, so it’s just brilliant to be going to Wembley for an FA Cup semi-final.
“I really wanted to celebrate their success, so Stone Banker was born. I’ve been looking to produce a special Stoke City beer for ages – I’m thrilled I’ve finally got the chance!”
Stone Banker will be available soon direct from the brewery and from wholesalers. Bottles could well become collectors’ items!