Well well well, it's that time of year again and I ask myself what where my favourite beers of 2014?,
Here we go.....
Best Cask Bitter - Windsor & Eton - Guardsman 4.2%
Best Cask Pale Ale - Waen Brewery - Pamplemoose 4.2%
Best Cask Golden Ale - Hopback Brewery - Summer Lightning 5%
Best Cask IPA - Magic Rock, The Magic Spanner 3.9%
Best Cask Mild - Wild Weather Ales, Darkness Liquorice Mild 3.7%
Best Cask Porter - Hammer Pot Brewery, Bottle Wreck Porter Reserve 6%
Best Cask Stout - HopCraft, Spanish Main 5.5%
Best Cask Imperial Stout - Acorn Brewery, Gorlovka 6%
Best Keg Beer - Uprising Craft Brewing, Treason 6.5%
Best Bottle Bitter - Llangollen Brewery - Welsh Black Bitter 4.5%
Best Bottle Pale Ale - Five Towns Brewery - Crisis! What Crisis
Best Bottle Golden Ale - Two Cocks Brewery - Viscount 5.6%
Best Bottle IPA - Waen Brewery, Growling Copper 5.6%
Best Bottled Mild - Ilkley Brewery, Ilkley Black 3.7%
Best Bottle Porter - Fullers - London Porter 5.2%
Best Bottle Stout - Mallinsons Brewery - Chocolate Stout 4.1%
Best Bottle Imperial Stout - The Rat Brewery, Ratsputin Whisky Cask 7.4%
Best Bottle Black IPA - Pokertree Brewing Co - Dark Nirvana 6.5%
Best Bottle Barley Wine - Siren Craft - Maiden Voyage 2013 11.1%
Best Canned Beer - BeaverTown, Gamma Ray 5.4%
Best Lager - Windsor & Eton Brewery, Republika 4.8%
Best Foreign Beer - Goose Island, Bourbon County 2012.
Best beer of 2014 - Siren Craft, Shattered Dream 9% ( Keg Version )
Most Solid Brewery - Waen Brewery
Best improved Brewery - Wild Weather Ales
Best Local Brewery - Binghams Brewery.
Best Online Beer Retailer - Two Years in a row Bier Huis wins this award hands down. Great selection of beer and amazing costumer service.
Best Local Beer Shop - The Grumpy Goat, Ale and Cheese Store, Harris Arcade, Reading.
Best Pub - This is a three way tie, Nagshead, The Ale House and Fox and Hounds ( Reading )
Best Beer Festival - Reading Real Ale and Cider Festival 2014
Best Twitter - @Timofnewbury , Tim Thomas. Always promoting beer festivals, local produce, pubs and breweries. A true Legend.
Best Beer Reviewer online - Ging Real Ale Trail - Stuart Pickard. Reviews a lot of beer and cider and is an honest reviewer. Love the updates from his adventures. Also had the privilege to meet Stuart and Andrew Pickard in 2014 for 4 Days. Amazing Adventure. #bdureading
Cheers Folks for following me on Twitter and Facebook in 2014.
Slan Mó Chara