Golden Pints 2015

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“One day, all the beer shall be mine…”

1. Best UK Cask BeerBuxton Breweries Yellow Belly on Cask at IMBC

2. Best UK Keg BeerCloudwater Brew Co DIPA

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3. Best UK Bottled BeerWild Beer Co Rubus Maximus from Pow-lo’s stag do

4. Best UK Canned BeerBeavertown Brewery Gamma Ray

5. Best Overseas DraughtWestbrook Brewing Mexican Cake – super spicy and thick chocolatey goodness

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Westbrook Mexican Cake – Imperial Chocolate Chilli Stout

6. Best Overseas Bottled BeerLeelanau Brewing Company Michilimackinac Imperial Stout – Complex barrel aging and Brett character

7. Best Overseas Canned BeerFounder’s Centennial – Balanced IPA and great flavour from a single hop

8. Best Collaboration Brew – Buxton/Omnipollo Yellow Belly

9. Best Overall Beer – Beavertown Gamma Ray

10. Best Branding – Beavertown

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Best Branding, Best Can – Beavertown

11. Best Pump Clip – Not a clue. I like the good use of solid colour by breweries like Siren Craft Brewery, Runaway Brewery etc

12. Best Bottle Label – Seeing as I couldn’t give Cloudwater best branding they can have Best Bottle Label for their great artwork undertaken by different artists

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13. Best UK Brewery – Buxton – Solid core range and exciting specials – Double Axe anyone?

14. Best Overseas BreweryOmnipollo

15. Best New Brewery Opening 2015 – Cloudwater Brew Co

16. Pub/Bar of the Year – Really wanted to give this award to The Smithfield but just pipped to the post by Port Street Beer House

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Port Street Beer House

17. Best New Pub/Bar Opening 2015 – EASY… Café Beermoth

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Café Beermoth

18. Beer Festival of the Year – Borefts, Netherlands – Fantastic beer. Fantastic setting. Fantastic Weather

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Brouwerij De Molen

19. Supermarket of the Year – N/A

20. Independent Retailer of the Year – Beermoth. Followed closely by Cotteridge Wines

21. Online Retailer of the Year – Mikkeller’s Online Shop. Great selection and free delivery if you spend £100

22. Best Beer Book or Magazine – Really started to progress with my homebrew this year so I will choose Randy Mosher – Radical Brewing. Creative and in depth ideas

23.Best Beer Blog or Website@likethemurphys www.beerbattered.co.uk for his run up to Indy Man Beer Con. Closely followed by www.totalales.co.uk/ from Matthew Curtis @totalcurtis

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Indy Can Beer Container

24. Simon Johnson Award for Best Beer Twitterer – Too many to choose from…

25.Best Brewery Website/Social media – @Madhatbrew & @MarshallStaxx for always keep us up to date what’s being brewed, bottled etc.

Thanks for reading. All the best for 2016!

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