A MICROBREWERY has helped Essex Freemasons create a beer to raise money for military charities.

Wibblers, which has just opened a new brewery in Southminster, helped create the Lest we Forget beer.

The bitter was the idea of members of Thorpe Bay Lodge who created the beer to keep the members happy at their annual Lodge Poppy evening on November 11.

“Working with Wibblers ensured that we could produce a unique high quality beer to our own recipe,” said Thorpe Bay Charity Steward Gordon Goodall.

“It also meant that we paid all the correct duty and taxes with any profits going straight to our selected charities.

“Wibblers were fantastic but the beer has been so well received that there is real talk that it could qualify for a CAMRA award and we are now thinking that we could offer it to Freemasons across Essex with all profits going to local charities and other good causes.”

The beer is available in both bottles and cask and costs £2.50 for 500ML.

Due to high demand it could soon be available at masonic centres in every part of Essex.

To find out more or to purchase the beer, with proceeds going to The Royal British Legion and SSAFA, email Gordon Goodall at gsgoodall@gmail.com.