GBBF win for St Austell

03 August, 2010

Cornish brewer St Austellís Admiralís Ale has been named Bottled Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival.

The silver medal at the Camra-organised festival was won by 1580 London Porter from Essex-based Pitfield, with the bronze going to Great Oakleyís Delapre Dark from Northamptonshire.

The overall Champion Beer of Britain was Nottingham brewer Castle Rockís Harvest Pale.




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