Champion Beer of Britain
The CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain is one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. It is the ultimate honour for UK brewers and has helped put many into the national spotlight.
We are proud to announce this year’s winners below following a day of rigorous judging.
To get your hands on even a sip of this year’s Champion Beer of Britain is a fantastic part of your experience at the Festival. All the winners can be identified at the Festival by their special pump clips or check out social media (@gbbf) or visit the Information & Membership Stand (R1). But beware, the winning beer tends to sell out fast!
Judging for the competition takes around a year, starting with individual nominations from CAMRA members and local and regional competitions. On the first day of the festival, a team of judges mull over the contenders for the competition. The competition spans real ales across the categories for Mild, Bitter, Best Bitter, Strong Bitter, Golden Ale, Specialty. These are combined with the Champion Winter Beer of Britain category winners from the Great British Beer Festival Winter (held in February) – Porter, Stout, Old Ales/Strong Milds, Strong Old Ales/Barley Wines – to create a shortlist for the final round of judging.
2018 Overall Winners
|Supreme Champion||Siren||Broken Dream Breakfast Stout||Central Southern|
|Silver||Green Jack||Ripper||East Anglia|
|Bronze||Mordue||Workie Ticket||North East England|
|Gold||Greene King||XX Mild||East Anglia|
|Bronze||East London Brewing Co.||Orchid||Greater London|
|Gold||Orkney||Red MacGregor||Scotland & Northern Ireland|
|Silver||Mighty Oak||Captain Bob||East Anglia|
|Joint Bronze||Bank Top||Flat Cap||Greater Manchester|
|Joint Bronze||Acorn||Barnsley Bitter||Yorkshire|
|Gold||Mordue||Workie Ticket||North East England|
|Silver||Bishop Nick||1555||East Anglia|
|Joint Bronze||St Austell||Tribute||South West England|
|Joint Bronze||Salopian||Darwin’s Origin||West Midlands|
|Silver||Salopian||Hop Twister||West Midlands|
|Joint Bronze||Windsor & Eton||Knight of the Garter||Central Southern|
|Gold||The Dark Star Brewing Co.||Revelation||Surrey & Sussex|
|Silver||Bays||Devon Dumpling||South West England|
|Bronze||Kinver||Half Centurion||West Midlands|
|Gold||Colchester||Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter||East Anglia|
|Silver||Cromarty||Red Rocker||Scotland and Northern Ireland|