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Last night we were joined by fellow brewers, suppliers, colleagues and friends, to celebrate Beer of the Year 2015-16.

(l-r standing) Keith Bott, David James; Wayne Harvey; Andrea Reed, Andrew Reed; Alex Wilson; Matthew Ashford; Jo Coleman; Paul Genever; and Liv Auckland (l-r front) Pete Brettell; Rob Eastwood; Geoff Newton; Robert Witt and Thom Stone

(l-r standing) Keith Bott, David James; Wayne Harvey; Andrea Reed, Andrew Reed; Alex Wilson; Matthew Ashford; Jo Coleman; Paul Genever; and Liv Auckland
(l-r front) Pete Brettell; Rob Eastwood; Geoff Newton; Robert Witt and Thom Stone

Beer of the Year is an annual awards ceremony from Castle Rock Brewery. And it’s unlike any other in Britain, with a majority of the awards voted for by you, our loyal and opinionated customer! The awards seek to celebrate the wonderful industry that we are so proud to be a part of. Castle Rock beers can’t be voted for, it’s all about the big picture – within which – Castle Rock is just one group of passionate people among thousands!

This year we added two additional awards, as part of our Discover World Beers initiative: Craft in Keg of the Year, and Bottled Beer of the Year. To learn more about Discover World Beers, follow our World Beer Buyer @DiscoverWBeers

So, without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce the winners for Beer of the Year 2015-16.

 

Beer of the Year, 1st place: Black Iris with ‘Snake Eyes’

Beer of the Year, 2nd place: Oakham Ales with ‘Citra’

Beer of the Year, 3rd place: Titanic with ‘Plum Porter’

New Brewery of the Year: Charnwood Brewery

LocAle Brewery of the Year: Black Iris Brewery

Craft in Keg of the Year: Cloudwater Brew Co. with ‘DIPA’

Bottled Beer of the Year: Buxton Brewery with ‘Double Axe’

Cider of the Year: Gwynt Y Ddraig with ‘Black Dragon’

Supplier of the Year (joint first): Clarke Dove Insurance, and Harman Build

 

Congratulations from all of us, to all of you. And thank you to all our customers for spending time in our pubs, and taking the time to vote. Here’s to another year of beer!