In July, I began a contest to name Hera's newest beer, to be created in the second Hera Knightsbridge book. I've decided on the winner. Drum roll, please. Throw confetti. Open champagne. Eat dark chocolate. Okay, okay. Open a bottle of stout and eat strawberries masserated in balsamic vinegar and a teaspoon of sugar with just a pinch of black pepper. Add dollop of creme fraiche.
The name will be CLEAR CREEK, a perfect label for an ale to celebrate Hera's commitment to maintaining clean water in Upstate New York. The individual who suggested this name was John Sullivan who wins a copy of A Deadly Draught. Enjoy, John.
I haven't yet decided just what kind of ale this will be. It sounds like a light one, but it could be darker if one considers the deep, cool pools in the Butternut.
Thanks to everyone who entered. There were some great names and I had a difficult time making up my mind. Hera may have to create many other beers in the future.