Blandford Fly wins top award
Brewed to celebrate the infamous biting insect of Dorset's River Stout, folklore claims the inclusion of ginger is a remedy for the fly's sting.
The judges said: "It's a complex beer that would go very well with Thai food with ginger. It's very much a beer and the ginger does give it a much more complex character and sophistication. The back label is easy to read and is very informative.'
Rick Payne, brands marketing manager for Hall & Woodhouse, said: "We are delighted that Blandford Fly has won the award -- this is the fourth time Badger has been awarded this prestigious accolade. Stinger, Golden Champion anbd Golden Glory were also champions in 2007, 2002 and 2002.'
Blandford Fly (5.2%) is available in 500ml bottles nationally in Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose at £1.75 a bottle.