Tag - Coniston Brewery

CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 2012

In a remarkable turn around from recent years, CAMRA haven’t this year selected a run-of-the-mill real ale as their champion real ale  beer of Britain but Coniston Brewery No9 Barley Wine. A beer brewed once a year and described as ‘Rich in fruit flavours with Marzipan, herbal hoppiness and Cognac overtones finishing with a warming alcohol essence. The residual sweetness is balanced by large amounts of best English Goldings Hops. ‘ What’s more, it’s 8.5%! That should get the anti-alcohol lobby nicely envigorated… Good news indeed for Coniston Brewery as the same beer only managed third overall at the CAMRA Winter [...]