A BREWERY has teamed up with one of the region's most iconic heritage railways to create a new ale in celebration of Lancashire Day.

Burnley based Moorhouse's Brewery hopes to celebrate the county with a new 4.5 per cent pale ale, The Flying Hopsman, created in partnership with East Lancashire Railway.

The firm has also created a specials Best of Lancashire case of different beers drawn from the county's many breweries in celebration of the day on Saturday.

Moorhouse’s Brewery marketing manager Antonia Price said: "The last 18 months has been a very tough time for the brewing trade, so we wanted to use Lancashire Day as a way of celebrating the real talent that is right here in the county.

"Lancashire boasts some of the most innovative small breweries in the whole of the UK so it’s fantastic to bring them together for the very first time.

"The Best of Lancashire is a true representation of the county’s brewing expertise and we are proud to bring it to the public."

As well as Moorhouse's own beers, the packs will include samples from Accidental Brewery, Avid Brewing Co, Beer Brothers Brewing Co, Chain House Brewing Co, Crankshaft Brewery, Farm Yard Ales, Northern Whisper Brewing Co, Problem Child Brewing and Rivington Brewing Co.

Moorhouse says this is the first time time many of the county's breweries have collaborated.

They will include various types of beer including pale and bitter ales, a Belgian Blonde, IPAs, and stouts.

Keeping to the Lancashire theme, Moorhouse’s Blonde Witch and Pendle Witches Brew are both in there.

Aside from the Best of Lancashire packs, only 288 pints of The Flying Hopsman have been produced and are currently available from the Trackside pub in Bury and the Buffer Stops in Rawtenstall.

The Best of Lancashire pack is available to buy from now until the end of December.