The comments from the tasters included “A full, slightly smoky aroma”, “Complex, with a roast and cherry liquor character”, “Mellow and smooth”.
Competition organiser Alan Edwards explained: “The panel had to taste 44 entries from 10 of
"The panellists were pleased with the variety of beers on offer; everyone found more than one beer to match their own style choice. This was the fourth year of the competition and again we were well served by our
The Panther Brewery also took the top award in the Golden Ale section. When being told the good news, Martin James from Panther Brewery said: "We are delighted to have won the awards as we have worked very hard at the oldest working brewery site in
In the overall category, the Silver award was taken by Why Not Brewery with Chocolate Nutter and the Bronze was awarded to Humpty Dumpty Brewery's Red Mill.
For the first time the
Six breweries were award winners and a presentation evening will take place at the Leopard pub,
Real Ale In A Bottle (RAIB) is one of the cornerstones of CAMRA’s campaign to widen the market for our local breweries. Many of the beers are sold in local supermarkets, at Farmers Markets or direct from the brewery. Alan Edwards explained: "If you can’t get to the pub, then bring the beer to yourself!"
A full list of results, along with the contact details of the winning breweries, are below.
OVERALL WINNER CATEGORY
GOLD: PANTHER BREWERY - BLACK PANTHER
SILVER: WHY NOT BREWERY - CHOCOLATE NUTTER
BRONZE: HUMPTY DUMPTY BREWERY - RED MILL
MILD, BROWN & OLD ALE CATEGORY
GOLD: WHY NOT BREWERY - CHOCOLATE NUTTER
SILVER: ELMTREE BREWERY - NIGHTLIGHT MILD
GOLD: HUMPTY DUMPTY BREWERY - RED MILL
SILVER: WINTERS BREWERY - CLOUDBURST
BRONZE: ELMTREE BREWERY -
STRONG BITTER CATEGORY
GOLD: WINTERS BREWERY - STORM FORCE
SILVER: ELMTREE BREWERY - GAMBRINOSITY
BRONZE: YETMANS BREWERY – GREEN
GOLDEN ALE CATEGORY
GOLD: PANTHER BREWERY - GOLD
SILVER: WHY NOT BREWERY - HARE OF THE DOG
BRONZE: WINTERS BREWERY – GOLDEN
GOLD: WHY NOT BREWERY -
SILVER: POPPYLAND BREWERY - ON THE EDGE
STOUT AND PORTER CATEGORY
GOLD PANTHER BREWERY - BLACK PANTHER
SILVER: WINTERS BREWERY – GENIUS
GOLD: POPPYLAND BREWERY - DAYS OF EMPIRE