Nick Boley, CAMRA’s National Director responsible for the competition, says:
“Congratulations to Moor brewery for winning the Champion Winter Beer of Britain award for its Old Freddy Walker brew, which is one of the highest accolades in the beer world.
The judges were particularly impressed with the fantastic balance in this brew. It was a strong ale, with a rich flavour perfectly balanced between chocolate, honey, dark roasts and a hint of liquorice. It is a beer to sip and enjoy, particularly as a dessert.”
Justin Hawke from Moor Beer Company moved to the UK and bought a brewery after falling in love with beer while on military service in Germany. He says:
“We are absolutely thrilled to win the Champion Winter Beer of Britain award for the second time. Old Freddy Walker is a unique blend of a classic British beer combined with our own style of modern real ale. It’s fantastic that this style is consistently recognised by CAMRA and others around the world.”
This year’s silver went to Sulwath’s Black Galloway, while Magic Rock’s Dark Arts took home the bronze award. All three of the beers will be available to sample at the National Winter Ales Festival.