Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold Named Best Beer in Britain at GBBF in London
If you are heading to the U.K. on vacation or a business trip you are going to want to add another stop to your itinerary: a pub serving Brewers Gold from the Crouch Vale Brewery in Essex. At the Great British Beer Festival on Tuesday, Brewers Gold was named the Best Beer in Britain for the second year in a row. This is the first time ever a beer has received the honor in back-to-back years.
“I am speechless. It was enough of a surprise to have won Champion Beer of Britain in 2005, but to have been voted Britain's best beer for a second year in a row is truly unbelievable," Colin Bocking, Managing Director of Crouch Vale Brewery said.
Brewers Gold is described as a honey-toned golden ale with a flavor profile that features hints of grapefruit, melon and pineapple.
A panel of beer writers, brewers and journalists selected the overall winner. Brewers Gold beat more than fifty finalists in eight categories. The silver award went to Sussex Best Bitter from Harveys Brewery in Sussex. The bronze was awarded to Moondance from the Triple fff brewery in Hampshire.