DORSET based brewery Hall & Woodhouse has temporarily rebranded its Forum Lager to celebrate the reopening of its pubs, with a percentage of sales going to charities across the south.

The Helles-style lager, which is brewed exclusively at H&W’s Brewery in Dorset, has been temporarily rebranded to Unlock’d Lager to commemorate the reuniting of communities, after the nationwide lockdown.

To accompany the temporary re-brand, the family brewer has pledged to donate 10p from the sale of every pint to the pub’s local chosen charity.

In addition, £1 per case of bottles sold in the Brewery Shop, either online or in-store, will go to Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Charity.

Chairman at Hall & Woodhouse Anthony Woodhouse said: “Our pubs sit at the heart of our communities and it’s fantastic to be able to welcome back some familiar faces, albeit in a slightly different way.

“As we begin to serve great beer to guests once again, we are mindful of the severe impact the coronavirus crisis has had on charities across the UK.

“Unlock’d Lager gives us a way to celebrate our communities’ strength during the pandemic, whilst providing our local, chosen charities with some extra support at a time when they really need it most.”

Hall & Woodhouse began the phased reopening of its managed pubs at the start of the month and from Tuesday August 4, guests will be able to benefit from the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme at all managed pubs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, until Wednesday August 26.

The pubs are currently closed on Mondays but will be open for guests to take part in the scheme on the August Bank Holiday Monday.

Guests can claim 50 per cent off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to the value of £10 per person.