This is another one I had on my birthday. Twenty days without a drink! I don’t think I’ve gone sober for that long since the time I gave it up for Lent in 2011.
I first discovered Stowford Press in 2006, in the pub in the Somerset village where my father-in-law and stepmother-in-law live. I think at that point it was still particular to the area – maybe Westons hadn’t rolled it out nationally yet – but it soon became fairly ubiquitous, and nowadays you can get it anywhere there’s a good pub. It’s probably one of my favourite draught pints; it’s slightly sweeter and lighter than Strongbow, so it goes down a bit easier. My favourite local pub serves it, so this is another one I expect I’ll be drinking often this year.