Golden Pints 2012

Rob’s Winners are…


Best UK Draught (Cask or Keg) Beer:

Winner: Magic Rock – Cannonball (keg)

Runner up: Wild Beer Co – Scarlet Fever, Magic Rock – High Wire NZ

Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer:

Winner – Kernel Export Stout 1890

Runner up: Brodies Big MoFo Stout, Oakham Green Devil IPA, Kernel Pale Ale Motueka CCC

Best Overseas Draught Beer:

Winner: Stone Brewing Co – 16th Anniversary IPA

Runner up: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

Best Overseas Bottle/can Beer:

The Alchemist – Heady Topper

Runner up: Firestone Walker – Double Jack, To Øl First Frontier and Goliat, Anchorage Galaxy White IPA,

Best Overall Beer: Magic Rock Cannonball

Best Pumpclip or Label: To Øl – Snowball Saison

Best UK Brewery:
Winner: (tie) Kernel Brewery and Magic Rock Brewing Co

Honourable mentions: Brodies, Thornbridge, Mallinsons

Best Overseas Brewery: Winner: To Øl

Pub/Bar of the Year:
Winner: The Sparrow (Bradford)

Runner up: The Grove (Huddersfield), BrewDog (Manchester), Friends of Ham (Leeds), Port Street Beer House (Manchester)

Independent Retailer of the Year: Beer Ritz

Online Retailer of the Year:
Winner: (tie) Beermerchants, Ales by Mail, Beer Ritz, Beers of Europe

Best Beer Blog or Website:
YouTube – Master of Hoppets, Real Ale Guide, TUVAR, San Diego Beer Vlog

Best Beer Festival:
Indy Man Beer Con

Best Beer Twitterer:


In 2013 I’d Most Like To… Brew better homebrew and do more on location blogging

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