Festival Awards

Two tasting competitions were held on the opening night of the festival, the Champion Beer of Sheffield and Beer of the Festival. Both were judged in blind tastings by panels of brewers, publicans and drinkers. And the winners are…

Champion Beer of Sheffield

Sheffield’s breweries can nominate one of their regular beers to be judged in this competition. The top three were:

1st – The Brew Company, Crazy Horse IPA

2nd – Sheffield Brewery Co., Sheffield Porter
3rd = Abbeydale, Black Mass
3rd = Bradfield, Farmers Blonde

Beer of the Festival

Beers available at the festival were separated by style and judged in these categories. The winner of each category went on to the Beer of the Festival competition.

Category Winners

Mild – Brampton, Mild
Bitter – Sportsman, Darker Shade of Ale
Best Bitter – Ashover, Littlemoor Citra
Strong Bitter – Tigertops, Black Hop
Porter – Acorn, Old Moor Porter
Stout – Wentworth, Sloe Stout

Overall Winners

Gold – Ashover, Littlemoor Citra

Silver – Brampton, Mild
Bronze – Tigertops, Black Hop

Congratulations to all of the winners. All are available at the festival so come down and try them.

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