A special commemorative beer which pays homage to one of Bolton Wanderers’ most significant moments in its long and distinguished history will be go on sale at the University of Bolton Stadium from Wednesday 1 January 2020 when the club hosts Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One Action.
Produced by local brewery Bank Top, in conjunction with Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, ‘White Horse’ will be on sale in bottles on matchdays in hospitality bars and the FanZone, and will be also available at Bolton Whites Hotel’s Pure Bar.
And what’s more, £1.00 from every sale will be donated to the club’s own charity, the Community Trust to help support their award-winning work and projects within the community of Bolton.
‘White Horse’ encapsulates the story of the 1923 FA Cup Final – the first to be held at the old Wembley Stadium – during which Bolton Wanderers beat West Ham United 2-0 to pick up the first of their four FA Cup trophies.
But that doesn’t quite tell the whole story.
The final is best remembered for the striking image of ‘Billie’, a white horse mounted by PC Scorey, helping to keep order when thousands of spectators from a reported attendance in excess of the 127,000 capacity spilled onto the pitch.
Head of Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Phil Mason, said: “We are really pleased to be launching this exclusive beer which is a tribute to one of the club’s most memorable moments.
“The White Horse final, as it became known, is part of the fabric and folklore of English football which helped to set Wanderers on the way to a glorious, trophy-laden decade.
“However, the role played by Billie and PC Scorey helped to prevent potential disorder when thousands of fans entered the playing area due to the sheer size of the crowd that day.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Bank Top Brewery have produced this beer and are supporting Bolton Wanderers Community Trust by donating proceeds from each sale.
“I’d also like to thank Belmont Labels and Portfolio Design for their support in helping this project come to life.”
Dave Sweeney from Bank Top Brewery added: “As a lifelong BWFC fan, I and all the team at Bank Top Brewery are delighted to be working alongside Bolton Community Trust.
“In our 25th year we hope the commemorative beer ‘White Horse’ will be embraced and enjoyed by all, whilst raising vital funds for the many projects in and around the community of Bolton.”