Beard Liberation Front
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Cheese-maker & Brewer in close shave for lead in Beard of the Year poll
The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has said that with 3 weeks to go in the poll North London cheesemaker Philip Wilton and brewer Tim O’Rourke are facing a close shave for the lead
The on-line vote ends at midday on 24th December
In 2015 Weird Beard brewer Bryan Spooner won the vote.
The campaigners say that the award is specifically not about who has the best or most magnificent beard. Rather it focuses on the beard wearer who has made the most positive hirsute public impact during the year.
With the rise in hirsuteness there is now a longlist poll which trimmed down the contenders to 10 for the final vote. The winner is announced on 29th December.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, it is early days in the poll yet but beer, cheese and beards is an excellent combination.
Beard of the Year shortlist
Joe Ledley, footballer
Stig Abell, Editor, TLS
Gary Lineker, broadcaster
Simon Stevens, NHS CEO
Moeen Ali, cricketer
James O’Brien, broadcaster
Tim O’Rourke, Howling Hops brewer
Philip Wilton, cheesemaker
Andy Murray, tennis player
Jurgen Klopp, football manager