Champion Beer of Britain 2017

Discussion in 'The Beer Forum' started by Alan Ball, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. I went to the Bedford Beer Festival on Wednesday and tried the Camra CBOB, Church End Goats Milk; a 3.8% golden bitter.

    Quite sharp citric fruit; quite bitter; a touch astringent. Brewed with USA hops.

    I quite liked it, but there a good number of beers around now that taste similar to this. Is this really the best beer in Britain? Pale beers with USA hops now seem to be the fashion. To be honest, I don't think I have ever agreed with the winner of CBOB.

    My favourite was Pig and Porter Ashburnham Pale Ale, a more traditional style of bitter.
  2. It's funny, I'm a fan of the American pale ale style (and even more so the IPA style and most of what I but falls in that category. Yet the single beer I most remember drinking this year, and quite possibly the best was a perfectly kept pint of Harvey's Sussex Bitter in a pub near Guildford. A style undoubtedly best served from a cask, in a pub but simply wonderful when done well.

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