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BEER lovers celebrated the launch of a beer in homage to Portsmouth soldiers who served in the First World War.

Brewers came together at Fratton Park yesterday to promote Pompey Pals’ ale, created in tribute to the Pompey Pals battalions ahead of the centenary of the conflict.

(l-r) Vic Irvine, head brewerat  Cerne Abbas Brewery and Chris Pennycook from Pompey Pals officially open and taste the ale at Fratton Park.''''Picture: Allan Hutchings (142254-721

(l-r) Vic Irvine, head brewerat Cerne Abbas Brewery and Chris Pennycook from Pompey Pals officially open and taste the ale at Fratton Park.''''Picture: Allan Hutchings (142254-721

The English pale ale, produced by Cerne Abbas Brewery in partnership with Pompey and the Pompey Pals’ project, will be available to Blues fans on Saturday when the club plays Charlton in a friendly. For each bottle sold, 50p will be donated to the Pompey Pals’ charity
Chris Pennycook, who helped the brewery produce the beer, said: ‘It’s been brilliant taking part in this. The project is all about remembering those from Portsmouth who served in the Great War.’