MAYOR of Sunderland Bob Heron has a lot of bottle, thanks to Maxim Brewery.
The Rainton Bridge business has donated 12 cases of commemoratively-labelled bottles, which can be presented or served to guests as a taste of city’s brewing skills and tradition.
The Double Maxim beer company was established in 1999 by two former directors of Vaux Brewery and has received practical and financial support from the council’s Business Investment Team ever since.
Maxim managing director Mark Anderson said: “We are delighted the Mayor has accepted our offer of these specially-labelled bottles, and given our brewery the chance to support our city.
“I believe they’ll be offered to the many guests the Mayor will welcome to our city over his term of office, and I hope they’ll enjoy this culinary taste of Sunderland.
“Our city has a proud brewing tradition, and we hope that the success of ours and other breweries is helping revive that tradition and create more business success in Sunderland.”
Coun Heron added: “One of the most important roles of Mayor is promoting our city, and taking every opportunity to tell our guests about the high quality of products and services Sunderland provides. I’d like to thank everyone at the brewery for their generosity and welcome this chance to promote one of the city’s most famous products.
“The Double Maxim brand symbolises our city’s proud brewing and manufacturing tradition. Seeing it revived demonstrates our continuing regeneration.”