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7th-11th August 2018

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

Brewery Beer Region
Supreme Champion Siren Broken Dream Breakfast Stout Central Southern
Silver Green Jack Ripper East Anglia
Bronze Mordue Workie Ticket North East England



Brewery Beer Region
Gold Greene King XX Mild East Anglia
Silver Rhymney Brewery Dark Wales
Bronze East London Brewing Co. Orchid Greater London



Brewery Beer Region
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


Best Bitters

Brewery Beer Region
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


Golden Ales

Brewery Beer Region
Gold Salopian Oracle West Midlands
Silver Salopian Hop Twister West Midlands
Joint Bronze Abbeydale Moonshine Yorkshire
Joint Bronze Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter Central Southern


Strong Bitters

Brewery Beer Region
Gold The Dark Star Brewing Co. Revelation Surrey & Sussex
Silver Bays Devon Dumpling South West England
Bronze Kinver Half Centurion West Midlands



Brewery Beer Region
Gold Colchester Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla   Porter East Anglia
Silver Cromarty Red Rocker Scotland and Northern Ireland
Bronze Derventio Cleopatra East Midlands


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