Cornish ale Heligan Honey ranked best-loved beer in UK
A Cornish ale has been ranked the best-loved beer in the UK by an app which allows users to rate their favorite tipples.
Cask Marque's CaskFinder app allows users to give beers a rating as and when they taste them in UK pubs. The rankings change each month but currently Heligan Honey, brewed by Skinners, is sitting at the number one spot.
Steve Skinner, chief executive of Skinner's Brewery, said: "We are delighted that Heligan Honey has reached the number one spot. Both Betty Stogs and Cornish Knocker appear in the top 100, but to have Heligan Honey at the top, beating off competition from across the entire country, is a fantastic achievement.
"The votes come from individuals who are trying and rating their beer, so to have feedback that Heligan Honey is so well-loved is fantastic."
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Mr Skinner said the drink is a big hit with the ladies.
He said: "Heligan Honey is particularly popular with the ever growing number of female drinkers turning to real ales in the South West and UK wide. Both men and women are using the CaskFinder app, so it's encouraging that Heligan Honey is so popular across the board."
Jon Moore, landlord of the Rising Sun in Kingsand, East Cornwall, said he has noticed an increase in the popularity of his sales of Heligan Honey in recent months.
Mr Moore said: "Heligan Honey is one of our most popular ales with more and more people asking for it. Patrons of East Cornwall really enjoy it, with a growing number of ladies who seem to enjoy its sweetness. I am not surprised it has been voted to the number one position. I am very proud that a Cornish ale is standing head and shoulders above beers in the rest of the country".
The CaskFinder app is available free for iPhone and Android based smart-phones and points users in the direction of the best pint. It has been downloaded by over 70,000 people and is used over 50,000 times each month to find Cask Marque pubs selling great quality real ale.