A WREXHAM beer thought to have been served on the doomed Titanic could be back on the ocean waves – in the bars of the planned Titanic II.
The Leader exclusively revealed casks of Wrexham Lager were loaded aboard the famous ship, which sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic on its maiden voyage in 1912.
Now an Australian business tycoon is planning to spend hundreds of millions of pounds building Titanic II – a planned ocean liner billed as a replica and successor of the infamous Olympic-class RMS Titanic vessel – and bosses at Wrexham Lager said they are eager to get their brew on board.
The second sailing – spearheaded by Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer – is planned to take place in 2016 following the famous route from Southampton to New York, meaning Wrexham Lager would be sailing 104 years after barrels reportedly went down with the original ship.
Wrexham Lager director Mark Roberts, said: “We got to hear about Clive Palmer’s plan and the fact they were looking to use original suppliers if possible.
“They have signed up the original brandy and champagne houses and we thought it was only right they should have the original lager suppliers too.
Wrexham Lager was popular aboard ships because it travelled well and kept its flavour. It was served aboard the White Star liners of which the Titanic was the flagship.
“We have been in touch with the new Blue Star Line which will own the Titanic II. We’ve sent them samples and they have been very positive about using us.”
In an email to Wrexham Lager, James McDonald, of Blue Star Line, wrote: “I have been able to have some of the beers put on ice and managed to sample a couple. We all agree they are fantastic.
“We could discuss more about Titanic II licensing and availability to be the official beer of the Titanic II.”
Wrexham Lager closed in 2000 and the land where the brewery stood is now a retail park, but the famous beverage was resurrected in 2011 – and plans are in place to start supplying its most famous customer when it makes a comeback.