Cheese-maker & Brewer in close shave for lead in Beard of the Year poll

In Uncategorized on December 3, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media Release

3rd December

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

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



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