Golden Pint Awards

And, it’s that time of year again, this is very hard for me to do, so I will do my best…

1. Best UK Draught Beer:    Thornbridge Larkspur and Moor Southern Star, by a country mile.

2. Best UK Bottled Beer:  Kernel SCANS IPA.

3. Best Overseas Draught Beer:

4. Best Overseas Bottled Beer:  Rothaus Pils

5. Best Overall Beer:  Southern Star, over Larkspur but soooooo close, but for the moment that it was drunk in… Good friends, good food, log fire…

6. Best Pumpclip or Label:  Thorn-Star…

7. Best UK Brewery:   Dark Star.

8. Best Overseas Brewer:   in the UK?    Two heroes of mine stuffed into brewhouses in the UK, Simon Semisgluess and Steve Schmidt of Zerodegrees and Meantime.

9. Pub/Bar of the Year:  Queens Arms, Corton Denham.

10. Beer Festival of the Yea: Boonville.

14. Best Beer Book or Magazine:  White/Zanicheff Yeast Book.

15. Best Beer Blog or Website:  Stuart Howe and the brewing network

16. Best Beer Twitterer:  Greg Koch

17. Best Brewery Online:  Dogfishead and EpicBeer

18. Food and Beer Pairing of the Year:

19. In 2011 I’d Most Like To… See new cities:  Asheville, Wellington, Buenos Ares.

20. Open Category: Best new UK brewery:  Kernel.