Champion Bottled Beer of Britain
About the Award
The Champion Bottled Beer of Britain Award goes to the very best beer dispensed from a bottle rather than a traditional cask hand pull.
The judging and announcement takes place at the BBC Good Food Show at the Birmingham NEC, following a series of local member voting rounds and regional judging competitions throughout the year. Visitors to the BBC Good Food Show have the opportunity to sample the winning beer along with other finalists at a number of tutored beer tasting events run by famous beer writers.
Thornbridge’s Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout
This year’s Champion Bottled Beer of Britain award went toThornbridge’s Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout (7.4% ABV). A rich and full-bodied stout with black treacle and dark notes. It has a robust, bitter finish that gives it a great balance and is the perfect brew to pair with your Christmas cake.
Runners up include not just one, but two beers from the same brewery. St Austell’s Proper Job (5.5% ABV) came in second, while BIG Job (7.2% ABV) placed third.