Six breweries from across Wales will compete to be named best in Britain in CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competition next month.
The final round of judging for the champion will take place at the Great British Beer Festival, taking place on Tuesday 6 August at Olympia London. The competition has been a year in the making with regional heats and local tasting panels across the UK.
71 breweries in total will compete for the title, including six breweries from across Wales to decide the very best beer in Britain.
Local breweries represented include:
Conwy, Colwyn Bay – brewed in the hills of North Wales, this will be a festival first for Conwy.
Greytrees, Aberdare – an award-winning independent brewery in South Wales that is no stranger to the competition.
Monty's Brewery, Montgomery – brewed in the heart of Wales, Monty’s has grown from a small family-run start-up to exporting beer all over the world.
Purple Moose, Porthmadog – a 40-barrel micro-brewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog, North Wales.
Rhymney Brewery, Pontypool – with a distinguished history spanning over 140 years, it was once one of the largest brewing businesses in Wales.
Tiny Rebel, Newport – a former Champion Beer of Britain winner in 2015 and a bronze winner in 2017, Tiny Rebel will be on site in the ‘pioneer pavilion’ delivering live craft keg beers for the first time in the festival’s history.
A full list of breweries can be found here: https://gbbf.org.uk/about/champion-beer-of-britain/
Nick Boley, Champion Beer of Britain Coordinator said:
“It is an incredibly exciting time for British brewers, and nowhere is this better reflected than in the Champion Beer of Britain competition, one of the most prestigious titles within the beer industry.
“From the largest and most established brewers such as Timothy Taylor and Fullers to the smallest startups such as Redwillow and Byatt’s, it is anyone’s guess who will win the ultimate title this year.”
The Champion Beer of Britain competition opens the Great British Beer Festival, which runs from 6-10 August at Olympia London. For more information and tickets, visit https://gbbf.org.uk/