Barnard Castle Eye Test is clear winner in Brewdog’s Cummings beer vote

Brewdog has released a limited edition beer inspired by the Dominic Cummings lockdown rule-breaking affair, just days after the prime minister’s aide made his televised press conference appearance.

The launch follows a Twitter vote to name the beer, won by Barnard Castle Eye Test, a reference to Cummings claim that he drove for half an hour from his temporary home in Durham to a local tourist attraction to see if he was safe to drive.

Alternative names relating to aspects of the Cummings saga up for consideration were Cummings & Goings, 260 Miles and Stay At Homes.

The brew has already gone on sale on the Brewdog website billed as a “locked down and loaded” New England IPA – made with Cascade, Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops –  and a “short-sighted beer for tall stories”.

Brewdog co-founder James Watt joked on Twitter that it was "best enjoyed in rose gardens".

Brewdog said profits from the sale of 12-packs of the 6% abv beer at £16.95 would go to fund its production of free hand sanitizer for the NHS and health care charities.

The company claims to have donated over £1 million worth of sanitizer over the last eight weeks.

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