Sunday, 30 December 2012

Golden Pint Awards 2012

These are my Golden Pints for the beers I've drunk & the pubs I've been to in 2012 with links to various blog posts or untappd checkins.

Best UK Draught (Cask or Keg) Beer:
Mauldons Blackberry Porter - Blackfriars, Glasgow

Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer:
Cromarty AKA IPA - bought from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow

Best Overseas Draught Beer:
Weihenstephaner Korbinian - Paisley Beer Festival

Best Overseas Bottled Beer:
Emelisse Witbier

Best Overall Beer:
Cromarty AKA IPA

Best Pumpclip or Label:
Loch Lomond Brewery Silkie Stout

Best UK Brewery:
I'm going to say Fyne Ales (as per last year). An amazing amount of new, great ales again this year. There was always a buzz when each new IPA Project beer came out

Best Overseas Brewery:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

Pub/Bar of the Year:
Large scale - The Grove, Huddersfield and The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh
Small scale pub - Feuars Arms, Kirkcaldy

Beer Festival of the Year:
Edinburgh Independents Beer Festival. Just my type of thing - great beer and walking & crawling around some of Edinburgh's best pubs

Supermarket of the Year:
Sainsburys, specifically for the GBBH. I quite liked the winner, Batemans Mocha Beer

Independent Retailer of the Year:
Inn Beer Shop, Southport and the HDM Beer Shop, Huddersfield

Online Retailer of the Year:
AleselA - still the best packaging for beer bottles I've seen (and their beers are pretty good!)

Best Beer Blog or Website:
The Beercast - The 'Scottish Beer' website, especially now with the Edinburgh Beer Weekly

Best Beer Twitterer:
The @glasgowbeer community of people, pubs & the Perl script

Food and Beer Pairing of the Year:
Mushroom & Tarragon soup, Tuna Mayo sandwiches and Torbrex Red Ale (Williams Brothers) - Inn at Torbrex, Stirling

In 2013 I’d Most Like To…
Go to the Munich Oktoberfest (still the same as last year then!)

Happy New Year to everyone!

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