SOUTH Tyneside writer Ed Waugh is raising a glass to a new beer named after his BBC sitcom.
The Geltsdale Brewery in Brampton, Cumbria, launched its Drizzlewort bitter this week, to mark the start of Ed and writing partner, Trevor Wood’s, It’s Grim Up North.
Following the exploits of dodgy Roman auxiliary soldiers building Hadrian’s Wall in AD126, It’s Grim Up North will be broadcast as five, six-minute episodes on BBC Radio Cumbria at 10.10am. It started on Monday.
Geltsdale Brewery boss, Fiona Deal, said: “When Ed and Trevor approached me, I was delighted.
“They are two of the region’s best-known and most popular playwrights.
“I felt their work should be celebrated, especially as this is their first BBC radio sitcom.”
Drizzlewort is named after the Milecastle featured in the show.
It is a blonde beer at four per cent ABV, and will be available in 500ml bottles and on draft.
The beer will be sold across the region, including the Robin Hood in Jarrow.