Golden Pints 2013

Rob’s Winners are…


My drinking habits and current venues of choice have had a big influence over what I’ve had and where I’ve had it this year. I could easily roll out the established kings of the county like Magic Rock and Kernel but I think its time I cheered on a few different names and this year’s list reflects that.

Best UK cask beer:

Winner: Cromarty – Rogue Wave

Runner up: Salopian – Black Ops, St Austell – Big Job

Best UK keg beer:

Winner: Brewdog – Paradox Grain

Runner up: Magic Rock – Cannonball, Partizan – Black Coffee IPA, Siren – Aussie Sound Wave

Honourable mention: Brewdog – Dead Metaphor

Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer:

Winner – Brewdog -Black Tokyo* Horizon

Runner up: Cromarty – AKA IPA, Salopian – Black Ops, Brewdog – Paradox Grain, Thornbridge – Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Best Overseas Draught Beer:

Winner: De Struise Brouwers – Cuvée Delphine

Runner up: Evil Twin – Even More Jesus, To Øl – Black Malts & Body Salts

Best Overseas Bottle/can Beer:

Winner: Stone – Enjoy By 11.12.13

Runner up: Mikkeller – Beer Geek Vanilla Shake, Evil Twin – Even More Jesus, Firestone Walker – Wookey Jack and Double DBA

Best Overall Beer:

Stone – Enjoy By 11.12.13

Best Pumpclip or Label:

Winner – Partizan (everything)

Best UK Brewery:
Winner: Brewdog

Runner up:  Salopian, Cromarty

Best Overseas Brewery:

Winner: Firestone Walker,

Runner up: To Øl, Cantillon, De Struise Brouwers

Pub/Bar of the Year:
Winner: Brewdog (Leeds)

Runner up: The Grove (Huddersfield), Pivni (York), Brewery Tap / Crowd of Favors (Leeds), Port Street Beer House (Manchester)

Independent Retailer of the Year: Beermoth (Manchester)

Online Retailer of the Year:
Winner: (tie) Ales by Mail, Brewdog, Alesela

Best Beer Blog or Website:

Tie – The Good Stuff and The Beer Cast
YouTube – Master of Hoppets, Real Ale / Craft Beer, Bear Beer Reviews, San Diego Beer Vlog, Beyond the Pour

Best Beer Festival:
Winner – Indy Man Beer Con

Runner up – Leeds International Beer Festival

Simon Johnson Award for Best Beer Twitterer:

@broadfordbrewer

Best collaboration brew:
Dead Metaphor – Brewdog/HopZine/Beercast (of course)

Best New Brewery Opening 2013:
Winner – Wired Beard

Runner up – Northern Monk

Best New Pub/Bar Opening 2013:
Winner – Brewdog (leeds)

Best city for beer in the UK:
Winner – Manchester

Runners up – London, Huddersfield

Supermarket of the Year:
Winner – Waitrose

Best Beer App:
Winner – Untapped

Best Beer Book or Magazine:
Winner – Great Yorkshire Beer – Leigh Linley


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