WREXHAM'S most famous brand is excited about the possibility of Holywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buying the town's football club.

Joss Roberts of Wrexham Lager, who is behind the launch of the new Bootlegger beer, says it is just the positive news the town needs during these difficult times.

"When the news broke last night there was such a release of positive energy. It is just what people need in these strange and difficult times.

"I do hope the deal comes through and it would be great to welcome them to the brewery and the town itself. We would love to welcome them with a pint of Wrexham Lager or the new Bootlegger pilsner lager."

Wrexham Lager has becoming synonymous with the town whose name it bears. It has risen, declined, and risen again, and now, based at a new town centre brewery, it is seen as an essential part of the flourishing North Wales food and drinks sector.

First brewed in 1882, Wrexham Lager was the first lager imported to far off countries, including India, South Africa, the Americas and Australia. It also has the infamous honour of being the only lager available on the doomed voyage of the White Star Line’s Titanic.

Ryan Reynolds is familiar with drinks trade.

For ten years, actor Reynolds was the face and co-owner of his own gin brand, Aviation American, until recently.

Joss added: "With Ryan Reynold's connection to the drinks trade hopefully he has heard of Wrexham Lager and its connection to the history of the town.

And he said, although a surprise, Wrexham AFC could be a shrewd investment.

Joss added: "I think they have done their research and can see the potential in the town as well as the club. I think we are a sleeping giant in Wrexham. We are North and Mid Wales biggest club and should be aiming for League One at least."