GBBF win for St Austell

03 August, 2010

Cornish brewer St Austell’s Admiral’s Ale has been named Bottled Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival.

The silver medal at the Camra-organised festival was won by 1580 London Porter from Essex-based Pitfield, with the bronze going to Great Oakley’s Delapre Dark from Northamptonshire.

The overall Champion Beer of Britain was Nottingham brewer Castle Rock’s Harvest Pale.




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I was asked recently what I thought the biggest change had been in wine fashion in the past five years. My answer was unequivocal: sales of pink wines. From being a niche that expanded and contracted with the sunshine, rosé has subtly but steadily become a stalwart of many merchants’ ranges, with Provence firmly at the top and asked for by name.

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