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Brewing tribute to famous dog

A beer inspired by chef Rick Stein's dog is to be sold across the country.

Chalky's Bite is named after the chef's well-known companion, who died in January aged 17, and will soon be sold in Sainsbury's stores across the UK.

Cornwall-based brewery Sharp's worked with Stein to come up with a beer which would go well with seafood.

The beer was created before Chalky's demise but Joe Keohane, from the brewery, said it now provided a fitting tribute to a "much-loved" dog.

The beer was created when Stein challenged Sharp's head brewer Stuart Howe to create a beer to drink with seafood dishes.

Chalky, became well-known through his appearances on Stein's television series and a House of Commons motion was even tabled to pay tribute to him.