Thursday, 24 December 2009

Beer awards 2009

Got this from a number of other beer bloggers, so I thought I'd add my own

Here are my winners for 2009:

Best UK Draught Beer: Ringwood Forty-niner or Woodford Wherry
Best UK Bottled Beer: Shepherd Neame Spitfire
Best Overseas Draught Beer: sorry haven't tried too many foreign beers
Best Overseas Bottled Beer: see above
Best Overall Beer: Woodford Wherry
Best UK Brewery: Woodford
Best Overseas Brewery: see above
Best Bottle Label/Pump Clip: Haven't taken too much notice of these - will do in future
Pub/Bar of the Year:
Beer Festival of the Year: Norwich - so many new local ales this year. Wonderful
Supermarket of the Year: Sainsburys
Independent Retailer of the Year: Bitter Virtue (Southampton) - great range of beers
Online Retailer of the Year: Never bought beer via the net
Best Beer Book: Good Beer Guide 2010 (CAMRA)
Best Beer Blog: Pencil and Spoon
Best Beer Twitterer: @markdredge
Best Online Interactive Brewery: will do more research on this.
Food and Beer Pairing of the Year: Beer 255 and a burger at Woodbastwick, Norfolk. The beer wasn't available anywhere else, which is a pity - it was lovely.
Best Beer-Related Thing about 2009 is...: Starting my Bournemouth Echo Beer Blog

Next Year I’d Most Like To... : Get to know my fellow beer bloggers better. Get to know beer better..

Monday, 21 December 2009

Get stuck into some Christmas ales

Bournemouth Echo article entitled "Get stuck into some Christmas ales"

(Comments on the Echo site please)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Christmas Gifts for Beer Lovers

Bournemouth Echo article entitled Christmas Gifts for Beer Lovers

(Comments on the Echo website please)

Friday, 4 December 2009

A Beer for all Seasons

Bournemouth Echo artcile entitled A Beer for all Seasons

(Comments on the Echo site please)

Friday, 13 November 2009

What is beer?

My first Echo article is entitled What is Beer?

Any comments on the Echo website please