CAMRA name their Champion Beer of Britain

Cwtch Champion Beer of Britain

CAMRA name their Champion Beer of Britain

Cwtch from Tiny Rebel has been crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival

After over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, the Campaign for Real Ale, CAMRA, has announced that today Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch has been crowned the Best Beer in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London.

The Newport brewed real ale was named the Supreme Champion over a host of other finalists in ten different beer categories (Bitters, Best Bitters, Strong Bitters, Golden Ales, Milds, the Speciality class and also the winter beer styles of Porter, Stouts, Barley Wines and Old Ales, and Strong Old Ales and Strong Milds), including beers from both small microbrewers and large regional brewers.

Head Brewer at Tiny Rebel, Gareth Williams said “I feel like I’m dreaming! This is the ultimate award to win in our eyes and after winning at the Great Welsh a few years ago this feels even better. It’s just a crazy feeling and we’re massively proud.

Nik Antona, Champion Beer of Britain Director, spoke in praise of today’s winner saying: “The Champion Beer of Britain title is the most coveted titles in British beer, for over 30 years brewers have put forward their real ale in the hope it will win and this year Tiny Rebel’s Cwtch is a very worthy winner of this prestigious award

Overall winners
Gold – Tiny Rebel, Cwtch
Silver – Kelburn, Jaguar
Bronze – Dancing Duck, Dark Drake

Gold – Williams Bros, Black
Silver – Rudgate, Ruby Mild
Bronze – Great Orme, Welsh Black

Gold – Pheasantry, Best Bitter
Silver – Acorn, Barnsley Bitter
Joint Bronze – Purple Moose, Madog’s Ale & Timothy Taylor, Boltmaker

Best Bitter
Gold – Tiny Rebel, Cwtch
Silver – Highland, Scapa Special
Joint Bronze – Barngates, Tag Lag & Salopian, Darwin’s Origin

Golden Ale
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

Speciality Beer
Gold – Titanic, Plum Porter
Joint Silver – Kissingate, Black Cherry Mild & Saltaire, Triple Chocolate
Bronze – Hanlons, Port Stout

Champion Winter Beer of Britain (from category winners announced in January 2015)-
Porter – Elland Brewery
Stout – Dancing Duck, Dark Drake
Barley Wines and Strong Old Ales – Lees, Moonraker
Old Ales and Strong Milds – Purple Moose

Champion Bottled Beer of Britain
(Sponsored by Beer Hawk)
Gold – Harveys, Imperial Extra Double Stout
Silver – Fyne Ales, Superior India Pale Ale
Bronze – Mordue, India Pale Ale

The sponsor of the Champion Bottled Beer of Britain competition, Beer Hawk, has put together a case of 15 beers made up of this year’s finalists, available at

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