Competitions

GBBF: Champion Beer of Britain 2009 – All the Winners

Overall winners Champion Beer of Britain – Rudgate, Ruby Mild (York, North Yorkshire) Second – Oakham, Attila (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire) Third – West Berkshire, Dr Hexter’s Healer (Thatcham, Berkshire) Mild category Gold – Rudgate, Ruby Mild (York, North Yorkshire) Silver – Bank Top, Dark Mild (Bolton, Lancashire) Bronze – Highland, Dark Munro (Birsay, Orkney) Bitter category Gold – Surrey Hills, Ranmore Ale (Guildford, Surrey) Silver – Butcombe, Bitter (Bristol, Avon) Joint Bronze – Humpty Dumpty, Little Sharpie (Reedham, Norfolk) Joint Bronze – Triple fff, Alton’s Pride (Alton, Hampshire) Best Bitter category Gold – Southport, Golden Sands (Southport, Merseyside) Silver – Buntingford, Britannia (Royston, Hertfordshire) Joint Bronze – Evan Evans, Cwrw (Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire) Joint Bronze [...]

Champion Beer of Britain: Rudgate Ruby Mild

Rudgate Ruby Mild has been voted Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) 2009. The 4.4 per cent ABV beer is brewed by the Rudgate Brewery in Tockwith, North Yorkshire. The ale was chosen as the overall winner from more than 60 finalists in seven categories (Best Bitters, Bitters, Golden Ales, Milds, Speciality, Winter Beer and Strong Bitters). Second place went to Attila from Oakham brewery in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and third place was won by Dr Hexter’s Healer from the West Berkshire brewery.

Great British Pub Awards 2009

The Morning Advertiser has announced the Regional Category Winners of the Great British Pub Awards. These awards are designed to specifically reward the licensee for their hard work, dedication and entrepreneurial skills. Best Cask Beer Pub, Best Community Pub, Best Freehouse & Best Cellar are some of the thirteen categories up for grabs Great British Pub Awards: winners shortlist here