Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Champion Beer of Britain 2015

CAMRA has just announced this year's Champion Beers of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia in London. I've never had most of these beers, and haven't even heard of some of the breweries. Disappointingly, there are no local breweries in the list.

Supreme Champions
  • Gold - Tiny Rebel - Cwtch
  • Silver - Kelburn - Jaguar
  • Bronze - Dancing Duck - Dark Drake
Mild
  • Gold - Williams Brother- Black 
  • Silver - Rudgate - Ruby Mild 
  • Bronze - Great Orme - Welsh Black
Best Bitter
  • Gold - Tiny Rebel - Cwtch
  • Silver - Highland - Scapa Special 
  • Joint Bronze - Barngates - Tag Lag
  • Joint Bronze - Salopian - Darwin's Origin
Speciality
  • Gold - Titantic - Plum Porter 
  • Joint Silver - Kissingate - Black Cherry Mild
  • Joint Silver - Saltaire - Triple Chocolate 
  • Bronze - Hanlons - Port Stout
Bitter
  • Gold - Pheasantry - Best Bitter
  • Silver - Acorn - Barnsley Bitter
  • Joint Bronze - Purple Moose - Madog's Ale
  • Joint Bronze - Timothy Taylors - Boltmaker 
Golden
  • Gold - Kelburn - Jaguar
  • Silver - Adnams - Explorer 
  • Bronze - Blue Monkey - Infinity
Strong Bitter
  • Gold - Dark Star - Revelation
  • Silver - Salopian - Golden Thread
  • Bronze - Grain - India Pale Ale
Champion Bottle-Conditioned Beer
  • Gold - Harveys - Imperial Extra Double Stout
  • Silver - Fyne Ales - Superior IPA
  • Bronze - Mordue - India Pale Ale

4 comments:

  1. Martin, Cambridge14 August 2015 at 11:20

    Same here. Most of those beers won't be seen outside a handful of specialist beer pubs, the Barnsley and Boltmaker apart. I come across Tiny Rebel a lot but never heard of Cwtch.

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  2. I think I've had seven on this list, but most of those are uncommon in these parts.

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  3. The Anvil and Wigan Central, both in Wigan are both very adventurous in their beer selections. They often have Tiny Rebel, Dancing Duck, Blue Monkey and Salopian on.

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    1. I agree they're both good pubs providing, in my view, the best beer choices in Wigan town centre.

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