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12/03/2013

The results are in.... Great British Home Brew Challenge 2013

The results are in.... Great British Home Brew Challenge 2013

Last November Nicholson's and Thornbridge Brewery launched the Great British Home Brew Challenge 2013. Dozens of entries covering a range of beer styles were submitted - all competing to showcase their beer and see it enjoyed nationwide throughout Nicholson's pubs.

Jim Harrison, Thornbridge Managing Director, explains: "A considerable number of home brewers develop great quality beers that can never be appreciated by a wider drinking public. The Home Brew Challenge provides home brewers with an opportunity to match their beers against those of other enthusiasts, and have them tasted by a panel of expert beer judges".

The judges included top beer writer Pete Brown, Master Brewer Alex Barlow, last year's winner Paul Carruthers and Ben Lockwood, Brand Manager, Nicholson's pubs.

After hours of tasting the judges announced 'Roc Fall', a 4.3% Best Bitter brewed by Tom Wright of Woking as this year's winning beer.

A delighted Tom said: "It's always rewarding when people like your beer but to get that recognition from professionals is fantastic. I'm really looking forward to seeing my beer in pubs, not only that, but having the opportunity to brew it with the guys from such a well respected brewery as Thornbridge is an experience that will be extremely hard to beat".

Tom is already planning his trip to Thornbridge to get involved in the brewing of "Roc Fall". Once brewed it will be available throughout Nicholson's 75 pubs across the UK.

Ben Lockwood, Brand Manager for Nicholson's said; "The very high standard of the beer entered into the competition is a testament to the quality being produced by home brewers. We are delighted to be able to offer Tom the chance for his beer to be available in our pubs as the pub remains, of course, the best place to experience great British beer."

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