BREWERS Brighton Bier are launching a special beer to raise funds for the Save Madeira Terrace campaign.

The crowdfunding campaign, led by Brighton and Hove City Council, exceeded its target in November raising more than £464,000.

That will now be spent on restoring three of the historic Madeira Terrace arches to their former glory.

Due to public demand, a restoration fund has now been set up to allow the city to continue to raise money towards the restoration of the whole terrace.

Founder and brewer Gary Sillence says the arches are just a short walk from the existing Brighton Bier brewery.

He said: “We would love to one day be brewing Brighton Bier on Brighton beach as part of a restored and revitalised Madeira Terrace seafront area.

“We realised we could help immediately by brewing a beer specifically for the restoration campaign.”

A quarter of the profits from the sale of Brighton Bier’s new four per cent ABV pale ale Mabiera will be donated to the fund.

The beer will launch in keg and can on Friday February2 at the Brighton Bierhaus in Edward Street and be available in outlets across the city.

Council leader Warren Morgan said: “The crowdfunding campaign demonstrated an overwhelming level of public support for the restoration of Madeira Terrace but it’s essential we keep that momentum up.

“This latest idea will help to keep the ongoing campaign in the public eye and is a great example of how businesses can get involved.

“Buying Mabiera not only supports the campaign but puts money back into the local economy by supporting local businesses and local jobs so it’s a win-win all round.

“I look forward to trying a pint soon.”

A hop forward pale ale, the recipe for Mabiera includes subtle nods to the challenge of restoring and modernising the areas surrounding Madeira Terrace.

The beer pairs classic American hop variety Centennial with a newer experimental variety bred by the Hop Breeding Company and known simply as HBC431.

It is fermented with a combination of an historic flavourful English ale yeast and a modern West Coast American strain.