Friday 22 October 2010

Sharp's Own - Supreme Champion Beer of Cornwall

I have just heard that my beer (well my version of Bill Sharp and David Smith’s original recipe) Sharp’s Own has won the Janet Skinner cup and is hence proclaimed the Supreme Champion Beer of Cornwall. Everyone in the brewing team is justly very proud of themselves and each other. It makes the hours of toil and abuse from the Head Brewer almost worthwhile. A man from our marketing team said that we are now not only the biggest Cornish Brewery we are officially the best. As a brewer I wouldn’t go that far but I’m thinking of investing in a rugby shirt with SW1 on the back!

Sharp’s Own is 4.4% ABV and difficult to categorise but is probably closest to a brown best bitter. Personally I shall be celebrating by working all weekend in the brewery with maybe a bottle of something strong and monastic on Saturday evening.

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far


arn said...

congratulations, well deserved!

stephanie said...

Well done all!

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Stuart Howe said...

Thank you peoples! We are all delighted.

MicMac said...

Well done Stu.

We shared a DW on the Manchester part of Saturday's beery Twitter & Bloggers meet-up "Twissup" - if we'd known, I would have raised a glass in your general direction.

BTW I thought it was delicious.

Stuart Howe said...

Thank you Michael, Very pleased that you enjoyed DW.

Melissa Cole said...

Awesome stuff! x

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