We are ale-ing: Still time to enter contest to name new Sunderland Tall Ships beer

Sunderland Tall Ship Races 2018 Maxim beer naming competition.
From left Culture Portfolio Holder Councillor John Kelly,, Sun FM's Simon Grundy and Danni Moore, Maxim Brewery MD Mark Anderson and Tall Ships Project Director Ian Flannery
Sunderland Tall Ship Races 2018 Maxim beer naming competition. From left Culture Portfolio Holder Councillor John Kelly,, Sun FM's Simon Grundy and Danni Moore, Maxim Brewery MD Mark Anderson and Tall Ships Project Director Ian Flannery

What a great start we have had to our brand new competition with a Tall Ships twist.

We’re calling on Sunderland Echo readers to come up with names for a new cask ale which will be produced for next year’s Tall Ships spectacle.

And in the first 48 hours, you provided us with a string of great possibilities.

But there is still time for more.

All we need you to do is suggest something which fits in perfectly with the Tall Ships theme and Sunderland’s links to it.

The Echo has been joined in the competition by Maxim Brewery (which is producing the new brew), the Sunderland City Council tall ships media team as well as Tall Ships media partners Sun FM, who are also encouraging their own followers to nominate.

One lucky person will receive a tour of Maxim Brewery and may even get to help out in the brewing of the Tall Ships beer.

The timetable for the competition is as follows:

October 2 to October 13 – Both Sunderland Echo and Sun FM will hold a joint competition for a Tall Ships cask beer name.

October 16 – The best entries will be chosen and the top ten will go forward to a public vote.

October 18 to October 25 – Watch out for details on how you can pick your favourites, through a vote on the Sunderland Echo website.

November 6 – The name of the winning beer will be announced.

It’s your chance to get in on the Tall Ships buzz – and win a great prize.

But first, we need those entries before we can get round to the voting stage.

So get your suggestions in. They must be with us by midday on Friday, October 13.

Email them to chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk or post them to Chris Cordner, Alexander House, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton le Spring, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.