05 Dec 2013
The River Nene Regional Park CIC, in partnership with Nobbys Brewery, is very pleased to announce that their competition to name a locally produced beer has been won by Desborough resident Chris Wykes. The beer will be called "Off The Hook" and the label (see below) depictures an idyllic summers day on the River Nene .
Kathryn Hardcastle, Chief Executive for RNRP said "The competition proved to be very popular and we received a large number of high calibre and extremely imaginative entries. However, the design from Chris stood out as we felt it really captured the sprit of the River Nene; he is a very worthy winner and we offer him our congratulations".
The name "Off The Hook" came from Chris watching an angler this year catch a fish on the river, however, just as he was about to net it, it got away and he thought to himself "Well that ones off the hook!". Chris was also inspired to create the label design as he passes the Nene every day and says that seeing narrow boats, canoeists and swans slowly travelling down the river, as well as our stunning riverside architecture, meant he wanted to create something that showcased a natural feature that lies at the heart of Northamptonshire.
He also wanted to win the competition for his dad, who died at the end of 2011. Chris says "my dad loved locally produced ale and every summer we would go to 'olde worlde' pubs in Northants and he would try something new, so winning this competition is a fitting tribute to him. It has made my year infact".
Off The Hook can now be bought directly from Nobbys Brewery, please contact Jane Leadbitter on 01604 740785. Nobbys brewery have been handcrafting beer in Northamptonshire for nearly 10 years and take great pride in producing high quality artisan products, sourcing nearly everything they use from Northamptonshire stock.
Jane Leadbitter from Nobbys Brewery said "We are really excited to be involved In such a valuable community project and hope that off the hook will prove to be a successful fundraising venture."
All proceeds raised will go towards funding the creation of wildflower meadows along the Nene and its tributaries and to help fund community group projects along the river.