Name the ale competition winner announced


As we reported in April, organisers of this year’s Knutsford Music Festival decided to offer beer fans the chance of winning 18 pints from Tatton Brewery along with the honour of naming the festival beer for 2018 (read more, here) in a special ‘name the ale’ competition.

No word yet on precisely how many submissions for ‘Beery McBeerFace’ were received, however it has been revealed that festival-goers will be able to stay refreshed with the official beer named ‘Ale on a G String’.

Knutsford Town Council launched the competition to name the zesty summer ale, described as having ‘a biscuity malt base’ which is being made exclusively for the music festival.

After receiving 53 entries in all, the festival committee picked Ale on a G String, Aley McAleface (ok, that one is close enough to our suggestion) and Knutfest as their top three.

Rick Hough came up with the chosen name, inspired by Bach’s Air on the G String.

Sarah Morgan, deputy town clerk at Knutsford Town Council, said: “We’re really glad so many people got into the spirit of the competition and had a good sense of humour with their entries.

“We know there are a lot of beer fans in Knutsford with our festival supporter Tatton Brewery right on our doorstep and it was a close-run thing between the top three names.

“We know that our festival headliner Miles Hunt, of the Wonder Stuff, also likes a beer or two so hopefully we’ll be getting his verdict on Ale on a G String very soon.”

The beer will be widely available at festival venues and pubs throughout the festival weekend and winner Rick will be among the first to try Ale on a G String.

Knutsford Music Festival is a multi-venue event held in the town centre from 22nd to 24th June.

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