Competitions

CAMRA name their champion winter beer

Moor’s Old Freddy Walker is crowned Champion Winter Beer of Britain at the National Winter Ales Festival A brewery owned by a Californian has scooped the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) prestigious Champion Winter Beer of Britain award on the opening day of the National Winter Ales Festival, taking place in Norwich this year. Following over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, Old Freddy Walker (7.5 per cent ABV) from the Bristol-based Moor Beer Company impressed judges with its incredible balance of flavours. Moor brewery made CAMRA history earlier this year after producing [...]

Cheltenham Motor Club

Cheltenham Motor Club crowned CAMRA Club of the Year 2017

Cheltenham Motor Club is crowned CAMRA Club of the Year once again The Cheltenham Motor Club first secured the coveted title in 2013. Since then, the club has made significant improvements to its seating and bar area, demonstrating a clear commitment to improving the experience of its members and guests alike. This friendly and welcoming club, formed in 1906, usually has six real ales and three real ciders on tap, alongside its new bottled beer bar and a Belgian draught beer. The club area has also recently been extended into the former committee room to create a larger seating area. It [...]

BGBW Awards 2016

Guild of Beer Writers annual awards 2016

Pete Brown crowned as Beer Writer of the Year 2016 Pete Brown has been named Beer Writer of the Year 2016 at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards ceremony, staged on 1 December at the Park Lane Hotel in London. Last year’s Beer Writer of the Year and chairman of judges Breandán Kearney said ‘Pete Brown is a worthy Beer Writer of the Year. Whatever he’s writing about, he is unfailingly authoritative, not just about beer or pubs, but the wider world in which they sit and the history that has shaped them. He has a talent for finding [...]