This years winner of the Champion Beer of Britain at the Winter Ales festival in Manchester came from Elland brewery. Their '1872 Porter' scooped the award for the second time, having won the award in 2010 as well. A superb version of the style, based on an 1872 recipe (get it!) which has all sorts of interesting flavours going on, with coffee, and chocolate blending with the more traditional tastes.
A well deserved award for Nick who continues to brew excellent beer, whether they be the old favourites or new recipes, he just seems to go from strength to strength. And long may it continue.