Beer drinkers can enjoy a pint in honour of a local rugby league club – thanks to a Cross Hills brewery.

Naylor’s Brewery, in Station Road, has produced a beer to promote the Keighley Cougars.

A spokesman for the firm said its staff were all sports fans and had previously produced special beers to celebrate local Olympic heroes and more recently to support Bradford City in its quarter-final Capital One Cup tie against Arsenal.

Jeff Wilson, sales and marketing manager at the brewery, said: “We were proud to be asked to work with the Keighley Cougars. As a local company we are extremely proud of our local heritage.

“The beer we have produced is 3.8 per cent strength real ale, which is to be called Cougar Brew ‘Bitter with Bite’. It was available for the first time on Boxing Day for the friendly against Halifax at home.

“Every day here we talk about the sport that we have seen or heard about in the news. We will be supporting the Cougars in their quest to win the Co-operative Championship and we are really excited to see how the team does this season. I am sure the beer will give them plenty of bite!”

Naylor’s has been at its current base since 2006 and is carrying out a major expansion of the brewery, which it expects to complete by the end of January.