National & Regional Beer Competitions

2008/2009

DATE OF JUDGING: 22nd August 2008
DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: 22nd August 2008

Overall Champion of the Competition

Sponsored by Charles Faram & Co Ltd

Gold: Purple Moose Brewery Ltd – Snowdonia Ale – 4.0%
Silver: Wye Valley – Country Ale – 6.0%
Bronze: Wickwar Brewing Co Ltd – Mr Perretts Traditional Stout – 5.9%
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Milds (up to 4.0%)

Sponsored by Muntons Plc

Gold: The Great Orme Brewery – Welsh Back – 4.0%
Silver: Hobsons Brewery & Co Ltd – Mild – 3.2%
Bronze: Spinning Dog Brewery – Mutley’s Dark – 4.0%
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Bitters & Pale Ales (up to 4.0%)

Sponsored by Fermentis

Gold: Purple Moose Brewery Ltd – Snowdonia Ale – 4.0%
Silver: Hobsons Brewery & Co Ltd – Best Bitter – 3.8%
Bronze: Cotswold Spring Brewery – Old English Rose – 4.0%
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Best Bitters (4.1 – 4.5%)

Sponsored by Murphy & Son

Gold: Celt Experience – Celt Golden – 4.2%
Silver: Cotswold Spring Brewery Ltd – Gloucester Glory – 4.1%
Bronze: Evan-Evans – Evan-Evans Cwrw – 4.2%
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Premium Bitters (4.6 – 4.9%)

Sponsored by Warminster Maltings

Gold: Corvedale Brewery – Dark and Delicious – 4.6%
Silver: Goff’s – White Knight – 4.7%
Bronze: Stonehouse Brewery – Kingston Flyer KPA – 4.6%
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Strong Bitters (5.1 – 5.5%)

Sponsored by Rankin Brothers & Sons

Gold: Otley Brewing Co Ltd – Otley OG – 5.4%
Silver: Whittingtons Brewery – Tiners Tail – 5.1%
Bronze: Salopian Brewing Co Ltd – Golden Thread – 5.0%
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Strong Ales (Over 5.6%)

Sponsored by Hereford Casks

Gold: Wye Valley – Country Ale – 6.0%
Silver: Shoes Brewery – Peploe’s Tipple – 6.0%
Bronze: Otley Brewing Co Ltd – Otley 08 – 8.0%
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Porters, Strong Milds, Old Ales & Stouts

Sponsored by Beverage Process Ltd.

Gold: Wickwar Brewing Co Ltd – Mr Perretts Traditional Stout – 5.9%
Silver: Corvedale Brewery – Katies Pride – 4.3%
Bronze: Purple Moose Brewery Ltd – Dark Side of The Moose – 4.6%
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Speciality Beers

Sponsored by Brewers Wholesale

Gold: Cotswold Spring – Honey Bear – 5.2%
Silver: Hanby Ales – Cherry Bomb – 6.0%
Bronze: Breconshire Brewery Ltd – Ysbrid y Ddraig – 6.5%
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Bottled Beers

Sponsored by M&H Plastics

Gold: Goff’s – Black Knight – 5.3%
Silver: The Great Orme Brewery – Extravaganza Ale – 4.5%
Bronze: Battledown – Cheltenham S.P.A – 5.2%
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