On RateBeer England is split up into about 56 counties, and we all can see leaderboards for who has rated the most beer from each. But what about the 9 UK regions, well 8 as one is Greater London, and matches our county.
I’ve started with the East Midlands as its my home region, and below is the top 20 raters of East Midlands beers.
The East Midlands is made up of: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North East Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland. For ease I have used all of the Lincolnshire beers (including North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire).
Unfortunately I only used the the top 50 list for each region. My top 20 list is only accurate for the top 15 places or so. As you aren’t in the top 50 for Derbyshire you have 322 rates counted (Derbyshire isn’t included) which puts you in 34th place.
King of the West Midlands here, can we call it Mercia? I don’t even live there. Under pressure in West midlands itself from that Vile fan, the Haddock person took Shropshire off me some time ago, Herefordshire is a no go for me as Cider rules there.
Yes, Cider rates annoy me too, should not count on the Beer Stats. I have no problem with people drinking and rating Cider or that Japanese stuff either, but those Stats should stand alone in my opinion.
Can someone explain to me the advantages of this move? In Ratebeer Inc it would seem to affirm that England is not as important as it pretends to be. As a novice I don’t even dominate the East Midlands. So wouldn’t this deter newcomers and isn’t that a bad idea? It would obviously make administration easier. And over decades I know how profoundly that affects things large and small.