Best UK Draught (Cask or Keg) Beer:
Winner: Buxton Axe Edge
Runner up: Hardknott Code Black
Honourable mentions: Ilkley Mary Jane, Magic Rock Curious NZ
Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer:
Winner: The Kernel India Pale Ale 100 Centennial
Runner up: Red Willow Ageless
Honourable mentions: Oakham Citra, Traquair Jacobite
Best Overseas Draught Beer:
Winner: Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout
Runner up: Great Divide Rumble
Best Overseas Bottled Beer: Joint: Stone Arrogant Bastard / Pretty Things Jack D’Or
Honourable mentions: Stone Cali-Belgique 2010, Flying Dog Gonzo
Best Overall Beer: The Kernel India Pale Ale 100 Centennial
Best Pumpclip or Label: Redwillow brand/logo instantly recognisable
Best UK Brewery: The Kernel Brewery
Honourable mentions: Red Willow, Buxton, Hardknott, Magic Rock, Adnams
Best Overseas Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Pub/Bar of the Year: Winner: Mr Foleys (Leeds)
Runner up: The Sparrow (Bradford)
Honourable mention: The Grove (Hudds) – will feature heavily for me in 2012
Supermarket of the Year: Waitrose
Runner up: Morrisons
Independent Retailer of the Year: Beer Ritz, Leeds
Online Retailer of the Year: Winner: MyBreweryTap
Best Beer Blog or Website:
Winner: Ghost Drinker
Runners up: The Good Stuff, New Briggate Beer Blog
Honourable mentions: The Beer Prole, HopZine, BeersIveKnown, Beersay, Boak & Bailey
Best Beer Twitterer: Joint: @Filrd and @BeersIveKnown always on hand with friendly banter and beer (and cheese) recommendations.
Food and Beer Pairing of the Year: The Good Stuff: SummerWine Diablo IPA with Baked Feta
In 2012 I’d Most Like To… visit the breweries that have kindly extended an invitiation. Learn about brewing beer. Brew more beer. Await lottery win. Sell beer. Kick back. Bad Back. Employ Brew Monkey.
Most prolific beer rating site in the North West: The Ormskirk Baron. Captained by @Baron_Orm and ably assisted by @Christoper_R – keep up the good work chaps!
Beer and Food Alchemist of the Year: Tyler Kiley (@Tkiley1), Chef at Mr Foleys. Oh and rumour has it that his triple cooked chips aren’t bad either.
13 thoughts on “Golden Pint Awards 2011”
Kernel 100 Centennial was our stand-out of 2011 as well, cracking beer (although a close call between that and the IPA Double Black)…
Agreed… gutted that I haven’t tried the Double Black yet but I do have one in the fridge. I wanted to base my decision on the year gone really…I’m sure I’ll drink more great beer before now and the 31st but my memories and favourites of 2011 are already set 🙂 SUch a tough task but fun fun fun
Love your 2012 would like to! And thanks for the honourable mention and twitterer nomination!
I have a dream 🙂
HaHa great vision for your beery future, I hope it comes through as I’ll gladly be your extremely well paid assistant (BM)
Cheers for the mention mate, feeling is mutual, we must all try and get together for a beer at some stage in 2012.
Big thanks for the winners spot dude! I’ve got a big respect the other bloggers you mentioned, so much love 🙂
🙂 Loads of really good blogs but I find myself reading more of those that are based closer to home. I think yours may have been the first blog I read having spoken to you at Beer Ritz! Keep it going!!
Pub of the year, we are honoured! Thanks Dave!
Hope to visit more next year!
Just realised I hadn’t thanked you on this; glad you enjoyed the recipe, Dave – now – GO OUT AND MAKE IT!
(It’s really, really tasty)!!
I’m doing it in the next few days! will let you know how I get on. Cheers
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Thought I commented on this already guess not. More to come from me this year hopefully I will eventually get it right. Thanks again man.