Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Blandford Fly wins top award

Badger Ales Blandford Fly has won the Speciality Beer category of the Quality Drink Awards for 2010. It's a light-coloured, medium-bodied ale with a low bitterness and a subtle, spicy ginger character that gives extra bite and wamrth even when served chilled.
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.


Blogger Johnny Norfolk said...

To me this company is not what it once was, it all marketing and has lost its heart.The beer to me just tastes mass produced. Not impressed.

7 July 2010 at 07:17  

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