A BROMSGROVE beer farm has added a special new brew to its craft beer portfolio, in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

In early March, Brew 61 decided to create a Jubilee best bitter and ran a competition asking beer enthusiasts to suggest a name.

The brewery received hundreds of entries and after much deliberation declared Scott Mellor’s entry of ‘Don’t Hop Me’ – a pastiche of the classic Platinum-selling single ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, by Queen as the winning entry.

Scott received a mixed crate of Brew 61 beers as well as six bottles of the Jubilee brew. ‘Don’t Hop Me Now’ is a 4 per cent ABV Best Bitter, brewed with traditional, locally sourced hops including Fuggles and Bramling Cross.

A total of ten per cent from all sales will be donated to Dodford Children’s Farm, which offers holidays and short breaks for disadvantaged or disabled young visitors.

Brew 61 owner, Tim Dunkley, said: “Don’t Hop Me Now celebrates the extraordinary 70 years reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

"We hope local people will enjoy this commemorative brew, raising a glass to toast Her Majesty’s Jubilee. It’s a great tasting ale and it’s helping to support an important local charity.”

The new limited-edition beer officially launched in April and features a Union Jack cap and silver foiled label.

Brew 61 plans to send some of the bottled beer for the Queen and her staff to enjoy and hopes it receives the royal seal of approval.