‘This new golden fruity ale sounds delicious’ - charity beer announced for Norwich City of Ale 2016 - but what shall we call it?

The 2016 Norwich City of Ale event is launched at the Sir Garnet.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The 2016 Norwich City of Ale event is launched at the Sir Garnet.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

A fruity session ale will help raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

Belinda Jennings, brewer of the City of Ale charity beer and head brewer at Woodfordes, with Rupert

Belinda Jennings, brewer of the City of Ale charity beer and head brewer at Woodfordes, with Rupert Farquharson, managing director of Woodfordes. - Credit: Archant

But brewers need your help to help to name the beer, which is being made especially for Norwich City of Ale 2016.

Each year the festival supports a local cause by offering a special charity ale.

The beer to support EACH, specially brewed by Woodforde's, will be a 4.1% golden fruity session IPA with hints of refreshing tropical fruit and a medium bodied finish, using Goldings, Summit, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin hops. Woodforde's will be donating 20p for every pint sold.

'We are thrilled that City of Ale and Woodforde's have chosen to support EACH through sales of their charity beer.' said Mark Loades, of EACH. 'EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supports their families across East Anglia.

The 2016 Norwich City of Ale event is launched at the Sir Garnet by co-chairs Dawn Leeder and Phil C

The 2016 Norwich City of Ale event is launched at the Sir Garnet by co-chairs Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter and supporters, landlords and brewery owners.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

'Without the valued support from local businesses we would not be able to continue these vital services.'

Organisers have launched a naming competition, and the winner will receive two VIP tickets to the City of Ale Launch Party at the Narthex on Thursday, May 26, where they will be presented with a demipin of the ale.

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'This new, golden, fruity ale sounds delicious,' said Dawn Leeder, co-chairman of City of Ale. 'And it's in support of a very special cause, so it deserves a very special name.

'We look forward to seeing the entries and selecting the winner.

'And tasting the ale, of course!'

To enter the competition, simply send your suggestions to competition@cityofale.org.uk by the closing date of Friday, April 15.

The winning name will be selected by a panel from City of Ale and Woodforde's.

Norwich City of Ale runs from May 26 to June 5, with 45 pubs taking part and around 40 local breweries offering more than 200 ales.

For details, see cityofale.org.uk

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