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Cheers to the Shropshire Star - they've named a beer after us!

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A brewery that looks to the skies for inspiration has turned to a county icon to name its latest tipple – the Shropshire Star.

Jim Preston from Rowton Brewery, Rowton, near Waters Upton his latest beer Shropshire Star

The newspaper has agreed to lend its name to Rowton Brewery's new brew, which will raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance.

About 2,100 pints of the one-off Shropshire Star ale will be produced, and it is now available in local pubs.

A beer mat for the Shropshirfe Star brew

Former farmer Jim Preston set up Rowton Brewery in 2008 in a converted cattle shed on the family farm.

Mr Preston chose to name the beer after the newspaper because the name links both the local area and the continuing astrological theme of all beers he has produced.

Mr Preston said: "The beers produced all have an astrological theme because of the famous Rowton Meteorite that landed in the village in 1876."

Every pint of Shropshire Star sold will raise five pence for the Air Ambulance.

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