Beard Liberation Front press release
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Hackney hosts Beard Awards double
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that without encouraging the stereotype of Hackney as the hipster beard capital of the UK, central Hackney will see a double celebration of Beard Awards on Thursday evening (February 2nd).
The Cock Tavern near Hackney Town Hall will host the presentation for the Beard of the Year Award, which went to brewer Tim O’Rourke, and the Beard Friendly Pub of the Year Award which was won by the pub itself. The on-line polls took place in December 2016 and January 2017 respectively and saw thousands participating.
Mr O’Rourke was formerly the manager at the pub before moving to become brewer at Howling Hops at Hackney Wick
BLF organiser Keith Flett said, there are other magnificent beards and other beard friendly pubs but when it came to the vote Hackney has retained its crown as the beard capital of the UK
Beard of the Year 2016 result
Tim O’Rourke, Brewer
Ben Bellamy, Belper Councillor
Joe Ledley, footballer
Beard Friendly Pub of the Year 2016 result
Cock Tavern E8
Crafty Devil Beer Cellar, Cardiff
Cloudwater brewery Tap, Manchester