Let the people decide
So have you voted yet? We’re half-way through the Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt and it’s all still to play for. 16 beers chosen through regional heats around the country are battling it out in the Sainsbury’s aisles to catch your attention.
The prize? The serious matter of a permanent listing in 300 stores. True, the final two winners will be chosen by an expert panel at a grand final on 30 September, with nationwide sales counting towards this final decision.
As an added incentive, the contenders are priced at three for a fiver during the contest. So take advantage, and decide for yourself who the winners are.
Will it be Williams Bros and its Profanity Stout, made from the winning recipe from a homebrew competition, or HopBrew, from the seriously talented Harviestoun Brewery? Southern contenders include a couple from South Oxfordshire’s Ridgeway Brewing – Bad King John and Ivanhoe – or Bishop’s Farewell from the award-winning Oakham Ales.
In the Midlands, could Frederic Robinson raise the flag for its Great British Ginger Beer, or will it be Wye Valley Brewery with its Wye Not? Or will small but perfectly formed Sadler’s Ales win with its Worcester Sorceror?
Only time - and your votes – will tell.
Great British Beer Hunt, 12-27 September, at a Sainsbury's near you.