THREE breweries, including one in Wrexham, have teamed up to create a memorial ale in support of the Poppy Appeal.

Lest We Forget is being produced by Big Hand Brewing in Wrexham, XT Brewing of Alyesbury and the Raw Brewery in Chestefield.

Each of the breweries will make the ale according to the same recipe and a proportion of the proceeds from sales will go towards the annual appeal run by the Royal British Legion (RBL).

The charity beer is brewed with English malts and is balanced with hops varieties gathered from around the Commonwealth – including Galaxy from Australia, Admiral from England and Pacific Gem from New Zealand.

Big Hand Brewing director David Shaw said: “When setting up Big Hand Brewing we were determined to put something back in to the community in which we operate. It is a privilege to be able to raise funds to help those who have freely given far more than most of us will ever be asked to.”

Kevin Forbes, community fundraiser for RBL North Wales, congratulated Big Hand Brewing and said Lest We Forget ale could help to highlight the work of the Legion.

He added: “The collaboration between these breweries and the Royal British Legion with the Lest We Forget ale is inspirational and shows how forward-thinking local producers can work together to help those who helped us in the defence of freedom.

“The members of the collaboration are all very proud to be working together and hope to extend the project further in 2016 to include more innovative craft breweries from around the country.”

Founded in 1921, the RBL is the UK’s leading service charity, and provides practical care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, as well as veterans and their families.