23/12/2012

2012: Beery Roundup

Its golden pints time of year again and as I'm away on honeymoon at the end of the year; I'd better get this typed up now (10th December). As with last year I'll use my rate beer notes plus stuff on this blog to jog my memory, but its not scientific in any way, just things that have made an impression on me.


Best UK Cask Beer
Bristol Beer Factory/ Dark Star Southern Cospiracy


Best UK Keg Beer
Wild Beer Co Epic Saison

Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer
Buxton Imperial Black

bristol beer factory mocha

Best Overseas Draught Beer
Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

Best Overseas Bottled or Canned Beer
Stone Sublimey Self Righteous
New Glarus Raspberry Tart

Best Overall Beer
Buxton Imperial Black
  
Best Pumpclip or Label
Brewdog International Arms Race


Best UK Brewery
Buxton


Best Overseas Brewery
Stone


Pub/Bar of the Year
York Tap (again!)


Beer Festival of the Year
dublin craft beer fest

Supermarket of the Year
N/A


Independent Retailer of the Year
House of Trembling Madness


Online Retailer of the Year
Drinkstore 


Best Beer Book or Magazine
Shakespeare's Local 

Best Beer Blog or Website
Boak & Bailey

Best Beer Twitterer
Phil Hardy @Filrd


Best Online Brewery Presence
  Magic Rock
Food and Beer Pairing of the Year 
 Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze and Ceviche
In 2012 I’d most like to...
Get back to Belgium


Cheese and beer Pairing of the Year
Marble Saison Special and Stinking Bishop

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