Winter Ale Festival Beer Awards
Feb14

Winter Ale Festival Beer Awards

I enjoyed a great day at the National Winter Beer Festival recently – and while I shared the fact that Elland Brewery 1872 Porter won the champion beer awards, I forgot to list all the winners. Well mistake rectified below! National Champion Winter Beer of Britain Winners Overall Champion Elland – 1872 Porter Silver Purple Moose – Darkside of the Moose Bronze Dancing Duck – Dark Drake Category Winners: Barley Wine and Strong Old...

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Judging at the Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival
Aug21

Judging at the Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival

Due to me writing a mobile web app for the local beer festival and my constant writing/tweeting about real and craft ale, my local CAMRA branch got interested in me, and I’ve been invited along to judge the champion beers three years running at their massive outdoors beerfest, and this year again was another great experience. Official judging takes place on day two of the huge beer festival, after the trade and punters have got...

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Guest Judge at the 2012 Peterborough Beer Festival
Aug24

Guest Judge at the 2012 Peterborough Beer Festival

Well it’s Thursday morning, and I’m getting ready for another full day of beer festival fun. I’ve just got a moment to write up a few words here – and post a few pictures from the judging session I took part in – a dirty job, but someone has to do it. It turned out to be completely non-scary and quite fun – I was on a table with fellow “non experts” – so it wasn’t daunting,...

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