I was contacted by promoters for this event to see if I would be interested. Indeed I would but the fact it is a UK only event combined with a closing date of July 10th and me being in the US for almost 3 weeks before hand means alas I will not have time.
I do however think it's a great idea and I like the prize of brewing your beer with the head brewer in Cornwall.
So for UK (including Northern Ireland) brewers out there looking to get in on the action, check out the website: thebiglunchbeerchallenge.com
There is also a facebook group page.
Maybe this will be an annual event and next year if it is open to Ireland as well I might very well join in.
Perhaps when Beoir comes online next month we can organise something like this with a similar prize to brew with one of the Irish breweries.
For now, fair play to Sharp's and to the UK in general for their love of proper craft beer.