CHAMPION BEER OF THE FESTIVAL 2013

 Well another day done, and the voting was a great event.  It’s a real honour getting to taste the beers (blind tasting with no idea what we’re drinking), and this year there was 27 beers to try… an increase in new brewery beers to 8 in the category.
pboro champion beers

pboro champion beers

For many of us on our table, the Strong bitter category was something special.. with most of the beeres being something special.. and one standig head and shoulders above the others (Salopian Boomerang).

Overall Champion
Gold: Boggart Hole Clough Mud Brawler Vanilla
Silver: Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild
Bronze: Hopshackle American Pale Ale
Bitter (< 4%abv)
Gold: Milton Justinian
Silver: Hand Drawn Monkey Untraditional Tradition
Bronze: Boggart Hole Clough Me Me
Best Bitter (4%abv to 4.5%abv)
Gold: Hopshackle American Pale Ale
Silver: Saltaire Amarillo Gold
Bronze: Salopian Oracle
Strong Bitter/Ale (4.6%abv to 6.4%abv)
Gold: Salopian Boomerang
Silver: Oakham Green Devil IPA
Bronze: Coastal Sunshine IPA
Light and Dark Mild (< 4.3%abv)
Gold: Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild
Silver: Mallinsons Mount Pleasant Mild
Bronze: Grafters Darker Side of the Moon
Speciality Beer
Gold: Boggart Hole Clough Mud Brawler Vanilla
Gold: Ayr Scaur O’Doon Raspberry Summer
Bronze: Saltaire Hazelnut Coffee Porter
Stout & Porter
Gold: Fyne Ales Zombier
Silver: Elland 1872 Porter
Bronze: Dancing Duck Dark Drake
Barley Wine and Strong Old Ales
Gold: Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop
Silver: Green Jack Ripper
Bronze: Parish Baz’s Bonce Blower
Best Beer from a New Brewery
Gold: Harthill Hart’s Desire
Silver: Bexar County Anciano AKA MJF
Bronze: Belleville Thames Surfer
Out table during the voting

Out table during the voting