Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Golden Pint Awards 2012
Best UK Draught Beer: Hawkshead Windermere Pale. runner-up Roosters Fort Smith.
Best UK Bottled Or Canned Beer: Oakham Green Devil. runner-up Moor Hoppiness.
Best Overseas Draught Beer: Oscar Blues Dales Pale Ale. runner-up Nogne-O Oaked Sunturn brew.
Best Overseas Bottled Or Canned Beer: Flying Dog Kujo. runner-up Brewfist Caterpillar.
Best Overall Beer: Oakham Green Devil. runner-up Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
Best Pumpclip Or Label: Rukus Brewing Hoptimus Prime. runner-up Pipeworks Brewing Ninja vs Unicorn. (just look at them!!)
Best UK Brewery: Ilkley Brewery. runner-up Hawkshead Brewery.
Best Overseas Brewery: Stone. runner-up Mikkeller.
Pub/Bar Of The Year: ARCADIA Headingley, Leeds. runner-up North Bar.
Beer Festival Of The Year: Leeds International Beer Festival at Leeds Town Hall.
Supermarket Of The Year: Sainsburys down the road from us - for consistently having a crap selection of beer and thusly not competing with us!
Independent Retailer Of The Year: Beer Ritz of course!
Online Retailer Of The Year: Beer Paradise.
Best Beer Book Or Magazine: Melissa Cole - Let Me Tell You About Beer.
Best Beer Blog Or Website: Tandleman. runner-up Real Ale Reviews.
Best Beer Twitterer: Melissa Cole. runner-up Kristy McCready.
Best Online Brewery Presence: Thornbridge.
Food And Beer Pairing Of The Year: Applewood Smoked Cheese and Moor Amoor Peated Porter from the Beer Ritz beer-and-cheese-off hosted by Leigh.
In 2013 I'd Most Like To See: More UK Breweries making Imperial Stouts!
I guess that's all for now. Let the chaos and heavy drinking of the Christmas and New Year season commence!!