We’ll drink to that! What a start to the online vote to name a 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 Officer 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 Officer Ian Flannery.
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It’s brewing up to be a winner! Our online vote to name a Tall Ships-themed ale is off to a flying start.

More than 140 votes were registered on a cracking first day of online polling.

Plenty of entries so far in the beer naming competition.

Plenty of entries so far in the beer naming competition.

But there’s still plenty of time for you to choose your favourite from the shortlist of 10 entries which made it to the final round of the competition from hundreds which were submitted to the Sunderland Echo and Sun FM.

All we want you to do is go on to the Sunderland Echo website at http://www.sunderlandecho.com, take a look at all of the shortlisted contenders by scrolling through the list and choose your favourite by clicking on it.

The name which gets the most votes between now and the deadline of October 25 will be the winner.

We’ve certainly caught the public’s attention with every one of the ten entries picking up votes - and three nominations taking an early lead.

More than 140 votes were registered on a cracking first day of online polling. But there’s still plenty of time for you to choose your favourite

Echo reporter

But that’s just one day of voting and there’s lots of time for you to have your say on who will eventually come out on top.

What a prize there is for the person who came up with the entry which is eventually chosen as the winner.

The winner will receive a tour of Maxim Brewery, and they may even get to help out in the brewing of the Tall Ships beer.

That winning name will be revealed on November 6, but in the meantime our thanks go to everyone who has helped to make the contest a success so far.

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 also encouraged its own followers to nominate.

And, of course, there’s you the public for coming up with the names and then taking the time to vote on them.

So make sure you vote here to register for your favourite name. Yours could be that vital vote which helps one person win a great prize.

* In the meantime, for further information about next year’s Tall Ships Sunderland leg and how to get involved, go to www.tallshipssunderland.com, @TallShipsSund or Facebook at TallShipsRacesSunderland.