Published on March 4, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour


Knockout beer raises the bar

The labelling for a new beer celebrating North East sporting success has been revealed. On Saturday June 3, 1989, Glenn McCrory won the World Cruiserweight title and became the first-ever boxing world champion from the region and Consett Ale Works has agreed to produce Our Hero (3.8% abv) Pale Ale to coincide with a touring theatre production that marks a significant period in that rise to the top.

Carrying David, written by prolific dramatist Ed Waugh, celebrates Glenn’s terminally ill adopted brother who had a muscle-wasting condition and was often piggy-backed around by Glenn and the McCrory family.

Jeff Hind from Consett Ale Works said: “We’re really keen to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Glenn’s achievement. He’s a real hero, not just to the people of County Durham, but to the whole of the region.”

Carrying David – supported by Arts Council England – will tour the North East in May and June this year in theatres and venues in Newcastle, Stanley, South Shields, Whitley Bay, Hartlepool, and Richmond in North Yorkshire.


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