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.

Judging for the competition takes around a year, starting with individual nominations from CAMRA members and local and regional competitions. On the first day of the festival, a team of judges mull over the contenders for the competition. The competition spans real ales across the categories for Mild, Bitter, Best Bitter, Strong Bitter, Golden Ale, Specialty. These are combined with the Champion Winter Beer of Britain category winners from the Great British Beer Festival Winter (held in February) – Porter, Stout, Old Ales/Strong Milds, Strong Old Ales/Barley Wines – to create a shortlist for the final round of judging.

 Check out the last five years of Overall Winners, and don’t forget to look out for them and other previous winners at the festival!

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)