Hobsons Mild honored as best beer in Britain

Hobsons Mild from Hobsons Brewery in Shropshire was judged to be the best beer in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court.

Roger Protz, one of the finalist judges and Editor of the Good Beer Guide said: “It’s a great victory for a traditional British beer. It’s bursting with flavor and, unusually for a Mild, it’s got plenty of hop character.”

Nick Davis, Director of Hobsons said: “What a great surprise! It’s a nutty mild and despite being only 3.2% abv it’s packed full of flavour. I would like to thank all the team at Hobsons in Cleobury Mortimer for their outstanding work in achieving this prestigious award.”

The Silver award went to Mighty Oak brewery in Essex for their Maldon Gold. The Bronze was awarded to Green Jack brewery in Suffolk for Ripper.

Gold – Hobsons Mild
Silver – Nottingham Rock Mild
Bronze – Brain’s Dark

Gold – Castle Rock Harvest Pale
Silver – Twickenham Crane Sundancer
Joint Bronze – Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale & Fyne Piper’s Gold

Best Bitters
Gold – Purple Moose Glaslyn Ale
Silver – George Wright Pipe Dream
Joint Bronze – Fuller’s London Pride & Nethergate Suffolk County & Station House Buzzin’

Strong Bitters
Gold – York Centurion’s Ghost
Silver – Inveralmond Lia Fail
Bronze – Brain’s SA Gold

Speciality Beers
Gold – Nethergate Umbel Magna
Silver – Little Valley Hebden Wheat
Bronze – St Peter’s Grapefruit

Golden Ales
Gold – Mighty Oak Maldon Gold
Silver – Oak Leaf Hole Hearted
Bronze – Otley 01

Bottle-conditioned Beers
Gold – O’Hanlon’s Port Stout
Silver – Titanic Stout & Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody’s Wholesome Stout
Bronze – Wapping Baltic Gold

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