Wednesday, August 12, 2015

TIny Rebel wins Beer of Britain at GBBF

Yesterday, Cwtch by Tiny Rebel, was crowned Beer Of Britain 2015 at the GBBF.

The beer is a Welsh red ale, at 4.6%, according to their website 'Citrus and tropical fruit dominate the taste, that is backed up with caramel malts'. And although I am a fan of the brewery beers, I find this one of their weaker ones (shows what I know !)

The award is a tribute to one of our newer breweries, having only been brewing since February 2012.

The silver award was taken by Kelburn 'Jaguar' and the bronze was taken by Dancing Duck 'Dark Drake'.

Sadly for those of us who champion Yorkshire beers, the only local successes were the old favourites, Taylors 'Boltmaker', Saltaire 'Tripachocoholic' and Rudgate 'Ruby Mild'. All of which have been previously recognised.

Never mind - there is always next year.

1 comment:

Jibber said...

This always seems to be such a pointless exercise. How can any one beer, out of the tens of thousands that exist, be crowned the best in Britain? Taste is such a subjective thing (thank goodness), and although a certain amount of impartiality may be introduced by taste training courses, there is no question that the judges' preferences will influence their decisions.

Some year ago, Greene King IPA, was awarded the accolade. I found it one of the dullest, bog standard session ales you could possibly imagine, and that at a time when there were some new and exciting breweries - and beers - coming onto the scene. And yet it was deemed to be the best beer in Britain!

The only reason for the Champion Beer of Britain award is to provide copy for the press - in itself no bad thing as it raises the profile of real ale. But don't ever think that the CBoB is the best beer that this country has to offer!