Monday, 27 September 2021

Boy, 11, wins competition to name beer

AN 11-year-old boy won a competition prize that he’s too young to enjoy.

AN 11-year-old boy won a competition prize that he’s too young to enjoy.

Jake Jones came up with the winning name for a new beer from the microbrewery at the Bull pub in Bell Street, Henley, but was unable to claim the advertised prize of a £100 bar tab.

Instead, pub owners Brakspear treated Jake and his family to dinner at the pub.

Jake, a pupil at Trinity School, named the ale “Golden Bull” after reading that it was a “summer pale ale” while visiting the pub with his family.

Brakspear designed a pump clip featuring a bull’s head for the beer.

Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive, said: “Golden Bull was a clear winner as it captured the summery lightness of the beer and the fact that it’s exclusive to the Bull.

“Jake’s age presented a bit of a challenge in terms of the prize, as we didn’t realise his age when we chose his name as the winner. We did wonder whether he’d rather wait to enjoy the prize on his 18th birthday but it seemed fairer to put the money towards a meal for him and his family.”

Jake’s father Matt said: “Jake was delighted when Brakspear selected his suggestion and he enjoyed seeing the pump clip on the bar. It’s a shame he can’t also enjoy drinking the beer he christened but I’ve tried a pint or two and have reassured him that it lives up to its name.”

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