Saturday, December 31, 2011

Golden Pints Awards 2011

 As 2011 comes to end this evening I thought I would wait till the last second and pick my picks for the golden pints award 2011. 2011 was a real eye opener for me when it comes to beer and I enjoyed every step of my journey and looking forward to new things in 2012 and hope that most of you will come on my journey of seeking the best beer the world can offer.

          Best UK Draught (Cask or Keg) Beer
    1: Magic Rock Human Cannonball 2: Buxton Brewery Axe Edge 3: Summer Wine 7'c of Rye
     2. Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer
         1: Buxton Brewery Axe Edge
         2: Porterhouse Plain Porter
         3: Magic Rock High Wire

     3. Best Overseas Draught Beer
         1: Stone Brewing Oaked Arrogant Bastard
         2: Great Divide Rumble IPA
         3: Nogne O Saison
     4. Best Overseas Bottled or Canned
         1: Duck Rabbit Milk Stout
         2: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
         3: Schneider Weisse Tap 5

     5. Best Overall Beer
         1: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
         2: Orval 2 year (Thanks Matt from North Bar for holding one for me.)
         3: Schneider Weisse Tap 5

     6. Best Pumpclip or Label
         1: Left Hand Fade to Black
         2: Roosters Baby Faced Assassin
         3: Magic Rock Curious NZ

     7. Best UK Brewery
         1: Magic Rock Brewery
         2: Buxton Brewery
         3: Kernal Brewery

     8. Best Overseas Brewery
         1: Stone Brewery
         2: Left Hand Brewery
         3: Nogne O
     9. Pub/Bar of the Year
         1: Grove Inn Huddersfield
         2: North Bar
         3: Mr Foley's Cask Ale House
    10. Beer Festival of the Year
          Sadly I only went to one but it was very nice
          1:Headingley Beer Festival
    12. Independent Retailer of the Year
          1: BeerRitz
    13. Online retailer of the Year
    15. Best Beer Blog/ Website
          1: The Good Stuff
          2: BeerSay
          3: Ghostdrinker
    16. Best Twitterer
          1: Broadford Brewer
          2: Geekleeds
          3: Briggatebeer
    17. Best Online Brewery Presence
          1: Magic Rock
          2: Buxton Brewery
    18. Food and beer matching in the Foley's Kitchen
          1: Chili with Black Band Porter
          2: Steak Sandwich with Propaganda
          3: Foley's Burger with Dark Arts
    19. In 2012 I'd most like to:
            Expand my beer and food pairing for the British Bloggers Conference and to have the satisfaction of doing a homebrew and working within a brewery to produce beer for the masses. Do a couple more brewery tours and try to get out and try to find the best beer in the country

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