I'll start with a few photos of the set-up and judging and then photos of all the winners who were there.
The new location was an excellent room.
All the latest technology was being used.
Not many kegs this year.
Some stewards seemed chirpy...
...some a little tired...
...or worse for wear
The judges were locked away in a separate little room
Nice new glassware.
At 2pm the punters started arriving
Beers were poured...
...or escaped of their own volition.
It got nice and busy by the end.
|Table 1: IPA and Strong Ale (18 entries)|
1st Steve Syson Debaser Midlands Craft Brewers
2nd Fergus Mciver Hop Rocket
3rd Andy Parker West Coast IPA London Amateur Brewers
HM Dave Halse MyAIPA London Amateur Brewers
|Table 2: English
and Scottish Ale (19 entries)|
|Table 3: Porter
& English Brown Ale (14 entries)|
|Table 4: Stouts (15
*Yes that is Paul Henderson impersonating Ali.
|Table 5: American
and Other Pale Ale and IPA (13 entries)|
|Table 6: Belgian
and French Ale (13 entries)|
|1st||Stephen Auld, Chris Auld and Kristian Robinson||Aramis|
|2nd||Dave Halse||MyBelgian||London Amateur Brewers|
|3rd||Steve Syson||La Fleche Wallonne||Midlands Craft Brewers|
|HM||Ben Fields||Stuck in the Chunnel Pale Ale||London Amateur Brewers|
|Table 7: Fruit
Spice Herb Vegetable Beer (11 entries)|
|Table 8: Speciality
and Smoked Beer (8 entries)|
Dave Halse had a good day even if his beer names are a bit rubbish.
|Table 9: Amber and
Hybrid Beers (6 entries)|
Yes this is Steve Syson again!!!
|Table 10: The
Better Half (6 entries)|
I can claim some credit here...I was co-brewer on Alison's beer and I wrote the recipe on which Kerri's was based.
Rob Case picked up the award for the best label...More of that in another blog.
Mark Vincent picked up the People's award for Herman's Chocolate stout.
Well done to all those involved in the organisation and those who picked up prizes. I thought the standard of beer was very good and greatly improved from last year.