A Welsh poet has been awarded a £2,500 grant from the National Lottery Fund to get drunk. Karl Beer writes poems about getting "blind drunk," and intends to write a book about his alcohol-fuelled experiences. He said the grant money would be spent on "research." "Some of the stuff is going to be quite shocking," he said. "My work is about going out and getting completely wrecked, but it is aimed at the 18 to 30 age group and I’m hoping to make people laugh." Beer’s hand-out caused anger in his home town. Gerald Harris, chairman of the local Chamber of Trade, described it as a waste and pointed out that a lottery grant for a sports pavilion had been cut by £87,000. Defending the award, the Millennium Commission said: "Beer’s project was to work with excluded groups in the community including young offenders and that is what we are funding him for."