Champion Beer of Britain

The finals of the Champion Beer of Britain competition (CBoB) were judged at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in London in August with the results announced on stage at the trade & press session.

CBob Gold

The winners were:

Supreme Champions
Gold: Tiny Rebel – Cwtch
Silver: Kelburn – Jaguar
Bronze: Dancing Duck – Dark Drake

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 / Salopian – Darwin’s Origin

Gold: Titantic – Plum Porter
Joint Silver: Kissingate – Black Cherry Mild /  Saltaire – Triple Chocoholic
Bronze: Hanlons – Port Stout

Gold: Pheasantry – Best Bitter
Silver: Acorn – Barnsley Bitter
Joint Bronze: Purple Moose – Madog’s Ale /  Timothy Taylors – Boltmaker

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

These awards along with the champion Cider & Perry are presented at the awards lunch on 17th October at the Black Country Living Musuem where following a tour of the museum site a four course dinner will be served with each course expertly matched with an award winning beer. There will also be a guest speaker from the brewing and pub industry. Tickets are £75 each including the tour, food and drink.


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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