Here at notonthehighstreet.com, we’re celebrating the World Cup in the only way we know how – with beer. We’ve hand-picked the finest beers from around the world, and put them to the test. John, our in-house beer sommelier (or a ‘cicerone’ as they’re sometimes known) has taken up the mantle, and scored each country based on their brewing abilities. The second team up is England.

John, the notonthehighstreet.com World Cup beer taster

Representing England in the notonthehighstreet.com Beer Tasting World Cup we have Black Sheep’s Riggwelter. The strong, velvety, ruby brown Yorkshire ale is enough to put hairs on anyone’s chest. Described as a wolf in sheep’s clothing by those in the industry, Riggwelter is definitely one to watch.

‘Riggwelter’ is a sheep farming term, relating to a sheep that has fallen on it’s back and can’t get up again. It’s 5.7%, treat with care.

“More complex than Roy Hodgeson’s tactics. Clearly brewed with pride, Riggwelter evokes the words of Tennyson, Keats and Byron… a clear winner.”


Riggwelter available from Beer Hawk
Riggwelter available from Beer Hawk

See how Brazil got on in our Beer Tasting World Cup.

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