A couple of speciality beers have been produced by local breweries, as a direct result of the registration of a county flag, in Dorset and County Durham. These beers have been specifically produced by local breweries to celebrate the adoption of the flag.
Some other brews are either named for the county flag or use it as part of the beer label’s design or general identity.
In other cases the names of local ales refer to emblems or devices which have subsequently appeared on newly registered flags, or their labels incorporate such locally resonant emblems as part of the design. In Cornwall’s case the flag itself is the acknowledged symbol, which has represented the territory for a long time and appears on many Cornish ales and other produce too and in Hampshire the “Hampshire Rose” is an acknowledged county symbol which now appears on the county flag. A beer bearing the regional flag of the Black Country on the label is also available. In the case of Cumberland and Northumberland there are ciders rather than beers!
Use of these symbols and names is a reflection of local pride and an affirmation of the local identities of our counties.
Beers produced in celebration of the adoption of a county flag.
County Durham – Cuthbert’s Cross
In Fenland’s case, not a beer but perhaps uniquely, a sausage!
Beers which feature a (newly) registered flag as part of the beer label’s design or general identity.
Bury St Edmunds based brewery, Greene King, features the county symbol of crown and arrows, which also appears on the county flag, on its labels
Beers which include a symbol from the county flag on the label.