Here's a way to toast Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday on 22 November (and you can always get some practice in earlier, too).
Southwold brewer Adnams has launched a limited edition beer to mark the centenary of the Suffolk-born composer. Adnams’ head brewer, Fergus Fitzgerald listened to Britten's music and read a biography before coming up with the special recipe.
Native Britten is a 4.5% golden wheat beer with banana and citrus flavours, a lightly herbal aroma and a sweet, dry finish. The beer is brewed using solely Suffolk ingredients – malted barley and wheat, First Gold hops and a touch of honey and thyme. Three different label designs will be available, each representing a part of the Suffolk landscape - land, sea and marsh.