Doddie Weir launches charity beer with Cold Town

Nic Wood with Doddie Weir

COLD Town, the Edinburgh brewery owned by Signature Pub Group, has teamed with rugby legend Doddie Weir to raise money for charity.

Weir worked with the brewery to create a bespoke pint – Doddie Beir – which will pour in Signature venues throughout the Six Nations to raise funds for Weir’s motor neurone disease (MND) charity, the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

The beer is a more pilsner-style take on the brewer’s Cold Town Lager. It will pour in 15 of the company’s venues until the end of March, including The Queens Arms and Cold Town House in Edinburgh and Glasgow bars The Raven and The Smokin Fox.

Signature owner Nic Wood said: “It’s been a pleasure and privilege for myself and the Signature team to develop the brew with Doddie which we anticipate will be very popular with our customers.

“We are all huge supporters of his work to raise awareness of MND and his devotion to finding new ways of slowing down or curing the disease.”

Weir launched the foundation in 2017 to support sufferers of motor neurone disease and to fund research.

Weir said: “We are delighted to have the support of Nic and the team at the Signature Group and I very much enjoyed working with Ed to create the Doddie Beir.

“Fortunately I have plenty of experience of tasting beer so I know exactly what I like. I hope fans enjoy a pint or two of Doddie Beir through the Six Nations while watching the rugby and hopefully witnessing some Scottish success!”