Grim Reaper Ale
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon has launched its first limited-edition beer to mark the launch of its brand-new terrifying show, Reaper’s Retribution, which launches 1 October and runs throughout Halloween, until 6 November.
Burnley-based Moorhouse’s Brewery, an independent brewer renowned for its quality award-winning ales, brewed in the shadow of Pendle Hill, has collaborated with The Blackpool Tower Dungeon to create the limited-edition beer, Grim Reaper – named after the Reaper’s Retribution lead character. A limited run of 100 bottles of Grim Reaper, a 4.4% ABV blonde ale, have been produced and will be given away randomly as spot prizes to 100 visitors (aged 18 and over) who see the show.
The interactive show is based on Sir Edward Kelley, an English Renaissance Occultist (a person who believes in the supernatural and the power of magic) and Scryer (someone who predicts the future). In the show a servant of a deceased master will entice the audience to assist them with recreating one of Kelley’s death cheating experiments.
The new show will feature alongside the permanent live shows including the Pendle Witches, The Torturer and Dark Chapel, each telling the story of Lancashire’s dark historical past. Those who dare, will descend into the dark depths of The Blackpool Tower Dungeon by the medieval lift and make their way through the specially designed sets, each with special effects and scary story telling from the professional cast. The finale is a ride on the long drop, and for those (old enough) and who can stomach it, a tipple in The Red Lion, a dodgy pub of 1896.
Aaron Edgar, Senior Attractions Manager at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, said: “The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is the home of Halloween and we wanted to do something different to celebrate it and mark the launch of our new show – Reaper’s Retribution. We’re excited to launch our first and limited-edition Grim Reaper beer, a toast to the show’s terrifying lead character.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without Moorhouse’s Brewery, who were the perfect brand to collaborate with. The North West based brewer is well-known for its mythical beers which include Pendle Witches Brew and Pride of Pendle – very fitting considering The Blackpool Tower Dungeon’s popular Pendle Witches show and focus on telling the stories of Lancashire’s dark history!
“Just like the show, there is a limited-run of 100 bottles of Grim Reaper which will be given away to those brave souls who are unlucky enough to secure a ticket!”
Lee Williams Managing Director, Moorhouse’s Brewery said: “Our own story is so entwined with the spooky, quirky darkness of Pendle Hill that we didn’t dare turn this chance down, especially as it’s for the Reaper’s Retribution! It’s actually a lovely golden beer which is in stark contrast to what sounds like lies ahead for these 100 lucky/unlucky visitors!”
For further information about The Blackpool Tower Dungeon to book tickets, visit: https://www.thedungeons.com/blackpool/