Hurlimann winner feels the need for speed

Posted: 24 January 2011

Blog category: News, Beer, Hurlimann

Swiss-style lager Hurlimann has rewarded an online competition winner with a spin around Brands Hatch racing circuit.

Neil Scott of Ditton, near Maidstone got to try life in the fast lane when he drove a F1-style single-seater around the world famous track for a day he will never forget.

Neil, 29, said: “It was fantastic. After a briefing, we went out in a high-powered BMW M3, which has phenomenal power. I then went out in a single-seater. I got up to just over 100mph. My best time was 1 minute, 31 seconds.”
Neil won the top prize in Hurlimann’s Christmas advent calendar competition after registering on Hurlimann’s Facebook page. Fans were linked to the advent calendar where they had to answer a simple question to stand a chance of winning the prize of the day in the run-up to Christmas.

Prizes included a Blu-Ray DVD player, DVD box sets, iTunes vouchers, computer games, Top Man / Top Shop vouchers and a DAB radio – with Neil scooping the big Christmas Eve prize of the race day.

The distinctive full-bodied lager – brewed by Shepherd Neame – has long been popular thanks to its refreshing taste and unmistakable hop character.
Shepherd Neame brand manager Louise Weatherstone said: “We hope that all of our winners had their Christmas holidays enhanced thanks to Hurlimann and that Neil, in particular, enjoyed his big day at Brands Hatch.”