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Born and Brewed in the South Pennines: Light Twite Ale

What have a brewery and our little feathered Twite got in common? Not a lot you might think, but you might just be wrong. Our favourite Pennine finch chooses the high moorland landscape near to hay meadows as its breeding ground and located right next to one of the Twite’s stomping grounds is the Little Valley Brewery, situated high up on the Cragg Vale moorland above Hebden Bridge.

To help spread the word about the RSPBs Twite Recovery Project, the Watershed Landscape Project partnered up with Little Valley Brewery and created the Light Twite Ale from a tried and tested recipe. Light Twite Ale is available to buy exclusively through the Hebden Bridge Canal & Visitor Centre with a percentage of the proceeds going back to the RSPB to help fund the valuable work they do to help protect birds and restore and retain their natural habitats.     

Not sure if you've spotted our special feathered friend? Have a look at the You Tube video for top tips from an RSPB expert on how to identify the Twite and how to tell it apart from similar birds: Click here.