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Mine's a pint of your best Stilton!

IT was the cheesiest present at Christmastime and rapidly sold out.

But the good news is that The Blue Brew - real ale made with Stilton cheese - will be back soon.

Bosses of the Belvoir Brewery in Leicestershire were overwhelmed with orders for the festive favourite.

Such has been the success that another batch is being brewed and will be available soon.

"Stilton, which is only produced in the East Midlands, has been used to make a perfume and a milkshake," says brewer Colin Brown. "But we thought it would be the making of a good beer.

"It's creamy rather than cheesy to taste, and it has proved very popular."

The small brewery is no stranger to real ales. The Blue Brew (4.2% abv) joins the likes of Gordon Bennett (4.1%), a medium strength light chestnut coloured beer named after the infamous historical millionaire.

There's Old Dalby (5.1%) a rich ruby red strong ale with a variety of roasted flavours. Other regulars include Star Bitter (3.9%), Beaver Bitter (4.3%), Whippling Golden Bitter (3.6%) and Peacock's Glory (4.7%).

For brewery tours and more information call 01664 823 455 or click www.belvoirbrewery.

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jan 9, 2011
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