Thwaites brewery has found a new market in the land of the samba.

The Blackburn brewery has just shipped out an order of its award-winning beer to give Brazil a taste of Lancashire.

And to mark the new export market, Thwaites included a Christmas cracker with the consignment.

Thwaites is currently enjoying an export boom in new markets across the world including Canada, Russian, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and the Ukraine.

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