The beer festival logo is used to promote the festival on a range of merchandise, such as the souvenir glasses and T-shirts, and so the 40 entries were carefully considered (anonymously) before the winner was selected.
The winner artist is Tim Linstead, 46 and from Sprowston, who was delighted on hearing the good news about his entry. He said: “I'm really thrilled at winning! I'll dine out on this for a while and now I know I can die happy!!!”
Tim has worked as an architectural technician for 30 years, is married with two children and has been entering the annual competition for about 10 years. In fact, Tim started when his children were young and his son actually won the children’s section a few years ago.
Martin Ward, the Festival Organiser, said Tim’s design was particularly noticeable with its characterful dragon, which is the only design requirement given to entrants, on a wooden cask.
Tim wins £100 and also a selection of merchandise featuring his logo to keep for prosperity.
Although planning is still at an early stage, the festival will again aim to provide an exceptional range of quality real ales, as well as real ciders and perries, from not only Norfolk but other outstanding breweries around the country, no doubt also including some festival specials.
This year's beer festival runs from Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November at its regular home, St Andrew’s & Blackfriars’ Halls, Norwich.
For further information about the festival, please see our web page.