Double Maxim brewed in honour of Sunderland Mayor

Mayor of Sunderland, Stuart Porthouse is presented with the new Mayor's ale by Mark Anderson at Maxim Brewery.
Mayor of Sunderland, Stuart Porthouse is presented with the new Mayor's ale by Mark Anderson at Maxim Brewery.
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ANOTHER round is being brought in to toast a Mayor’s year in office.

For the second year running, Sunderland’s Maxim Brewery has brewed up a limited edition batch of Mayoral Double Maxim.

City Mayor, Coun Stuart Porthouse will be presenting civic and international guests with the bottles over his next year in office.

He will play host to dozens of guests during his time in the post as he helps promote the city, its businesses and brands.

Twelve cases of commemorative-labelled bottles have been prepared as a showcase of the city’s brewing skills and tradition.

St Chad’s ward member, Coun Porthouse, said: “As Mayor, one of the key roles is helping promote our great city and always reminding guests about the many different goods and services that are made in Sunderland.

“I know that after speaking to last year’s Mayor, Bob Heron, his many guests were all thrilled to received a special bottle of Double Maxim.”

The Double Maxim beer company was established in 1999 by two former directors of Vaux Brewery.

Practical and financial support from Sunderland City Council’s Business Investment Team helped set the company up.

Mark Anderson, managing director of the brewery, said: “We are proud to be a Sunderland-based company, and delighted that the Mayor has accepted our offer of these specially-labelled bottles, which help demonstrate our support for the city.

“Our city has a proud brewing tradition, and we hope the success of ours and other breweries is helping revive that tradition and create more business success in Sunderland.”