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.
This year’s Champion Bottled Beer of Britain award went to 1845 from Fuller’s. A strong, rich and fruity ale, 1845 delivers a sweet, fruit cake aroma, a dark tawny colour and a dry finish that sings of spices and raisin. Those fruity characteristics harmonise perfectly with the biscuity malts amid a clever and complex range of subtle flavours, the depth of which you could only find in a live beer fermented in the bottle.
Runners up include Durham Brewery’s Temptation Imperial which took home silver and St Austell’s Big Job which won Bronze.