Green Jack's Ripper top winter beer

Fuller's Porter, Orkney Skullsplitter also honored at CAMRA Winter Festival

Jan 18, 2007 - Green Jack Brewery's Ripper has been named as the supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2007 at the Campaign for Real Ale's (CAMRA's) National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester.


The 8.5% abv barley wine was described as "a light colored beer brewed as a homage to Belgian Trappist ales, with sweet notes and a strong hoppy flavor."

"It's great to see a barley wine win the competition yet again," said festival organizer Steve Prescott. "I sincerely hope people will be inspired to try this fantastic beer style on the back of Green Jack's victory."

"This is absolutely incredible. All my life it has been my ambition to win a national award for my beers and I can't believe it has happened," Green Jack head brewer Tim Dunford said upon winning the award. He brews in a room built on back of the Triangle Tavern in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

The Silver went to Fuller's London Porter and the bronze to Orkney Skullsplitter. The barley wine judges previously placed Skullsplitter above Green Jack Ripper.

Old Ales & Strong Mild Category
Gold - B&T: Black Dragon Mild (Bedfordshire)
Silver - Orkney: Dark Island (Orkney)
Bronze - Rudgate: Ruby Mild (North Yorkshire)

Stouts & Porters
Gold - Fuller's: London Porter (London)
Silver - Cairngorm: Black Gold (Aviemore, Highlands)
Bronze - St Peter's: Old Style Porter (Suffolk)

Barley Wines
Gold - Orkney, Skullsplitter (Orkney)
Silver - Green Jack, Ripper (Lowestoft, Suffolk)
Bronze - Durham: Benedictus (Co Durham)

Published : Jan 18, 2007
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