Champion Beer of Britain

The CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain is one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. It is the ultimate honour for UK brewers, and has helped put many into the national spotlight. 71 breweries are in the running for the Champion Beer of Britain Award, taking place on the opening day of the Great British Beer Festival (6 August). It marks the culmination of over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats by volunteers across the country. Judges will choose the winning beer based on its appearance, aroma, taste and aftertaste across 10 categories.

Ranging from Swannay Brewery’s farmhouse brews hailing from the windswept tip of Orkney to serial winners such as Timothy Taylor and London’s Fullers – who have scooped 15 championship titles between them – the competition this year will be anything but boring.

This year’s entrants include:

2018 Overall Winners

Supreme Champion
Siren, Broken Dream Breakfast Stout (Berkshire)
Silver
Green Jack, Ripper (Suffolk)
Bronze
Mordue, Workie Ticket (Tyne & Wear)

2017 Overall Winners

Supreme Champion
Church End, Goats Milk (Warwickshire)
Silver
Bishop Nick, Ridley’s Rite (Essex)
Bronze
Tiny Rebel, Cwtch (Newport)

2016 Overall Winners

Supreme Champion
Binghams, Vanilla Stout (Berkshire)
Silver
Old Dairy, Snow Top (Kent)
Bronze
Tring, Death or Glory (Hertfordshire)

2015 Overall Winners

Supreme Champion
Tiny Rebel, Cwtch (Newport)
Silver
Kelburn, Jaguar (East Renfrewshire)
Bronze
Dancing Duck, Dark Drake (Derby)

2014 Overall Winners

Supreme Champion
Timothy Taylor, Boltmaker (West Yorkshire)
Silver
Oakham, Citra (Cambridgeshire)
Bronze
Salopian, Darwin’s Origin (Shropshire)