Champion Winter Beer of Britain

Following over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, Old Freddy Walker (7.5 per cent ABV) from the Bristol-based Moor Beer Company impressed judges with its incredible balance of flavours. Moor brewery made CAMRA history earlier this year after producing the very first real ale in a can, which has been accredited by CAMRA after vigorous testing at the Great British Beer Festival.

And the full list of winners follows;


Gold – Moor – Old Freddy Walker (Bristol)

Silver – Sulwath Brewers – Black Galloway (Dumfries & Galloway)

Bronze – Magic Rock – Dark Arts (Huddersfield)

Barley Wine, Strong Old Ales

Gold – Moor – Old Freddy Walker

Silver – Green Jack – Ripper Tripel

Bronze – Orkney – Skull Splitter

Old Ales Strong Milds

Gold – The Grainstore Brewery – Rutland Beast

Silver – Sarah Hughes – Dark Ruby Mild

Bronze – Adnams – Old Ale joint with Old Dairy Brewery – Snow Top


Gold – Sulwath Brewers – Black Galloway

Silver – Elland Brewery – 1872 Porter

Bronze – Tavy Ales – Tavy Porter


Gold – Magic Rock – Dark Arts

Silver – London Brewing Company – 100 Oysters Stout

Bronze – Loch Lomond – Silkie Stout