We’ve tallied up the pint glasses and are ecstatic to say that over 3,000 pints of Doddie Beir were poured over the first weekend of the Six Nations – we’re off to a flying start!

All of the profits of this one-of-a-kind pint are going to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. The craft lager is a taken on a classic Cold Town lager flavour profile with an added pilsner edge.

Doddie Weir revealed he was suffering from motor neuron disease in June 2017. From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help find a cure for this devastating disease and support those affected by MND.

Doddle spent some time at Cold Town House with Nic and Ed from Cold Town Beer talking about beer, tasting our range and telling us a few of his best stories.

Doddie revealed he was suffering from motor neuron disease in June 2017. From the outset, Doddie has been driven to help find a cure for this devastating disease and support those affected by MND. He has expressed his frustration at the lack of progress over the last two decades, saying:

“I want to push the need for research into MND further up the agenda. We may be too late in finding something that can help me, but I am committed to doing everything I can to help find a cure.”

A person’s lifetime risk of developing MND is around 1 in 300. The disease kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two and a half years of diagnosis.

Thirst Craft kindly donated their creative time and expertise into the creation of Doddie Beir. Matt Burns, Creative Director, said:

“Doddie’s story has touched the hearts of so many rugby fans, and it’s great Cold Town Beer are channelling the excitement and energy around the Six Nations for such a positive cause.

We’re proud to support this fantastic initiative and hope it brings even more awareness and action to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Motor Neuron Disease as a whole.”

It was a pleasure to welcome him and we are proud to have created this brew to sell through the Signature Group’s bars and raise vital funds for MND.