A massive thank you goes out to everybody who came down for Round Three. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Thanks to all the breweries for sending some amazing beer and continual support, we love you!
We have been very busy collecting the votes from Round Three and after three re-counts, it’s time to announce the winners.
Firstly, in the “Best GB” category we have three winners sharing the votes; London Fields Brewery had two of their beers in the top spot with their Double IPA & Chocolate Porter. Hammerton Brewery’s American style pale ale also shares the win in the “Best GB” category.
The “Best USA” category wasn’t so tight, with Rogues Brewery’s Dry Hopped Red bagging most of the votes. This was closely followed by Dale’s Pale Ale and Anchor Steam Beer.
And finally, taking home the title of “Best Overall” is a brewery that ran away with the votes during Round One! It’s Magic Rock with Cannonball.
Congratulations to all the winners. The votes were extremely tight for Round Three, (the beers were just too good!). Round Four GB V COMMONWEALTH) will commence on Saturday the 9th of August. Expect more great beer, colonial rivalry, and a really good time.
See you there!
“We set out with a simple goal: brew the beers we wanted to drink. We started small, with a homebrew shop, a love of American hops and plenty of passion. In the process, we changed the beer world forever. Decades later, we’re still at it, and the passion burns brighter than ever”
Bill’s appreciation of good beer and access to his father’s home brewing equipment inspired him to explore the hobby. That same year, Bill gave Ron a home brewing kit as a Christmas gift. With that, Bill and Ron developed their love of the craft, and a friendly rivalry grew between the two. The good-natured competition pushed Bill and Ron to become accomplished home brewers, and as they both grew disillusioned with their jobs in the corporate world they realized their combined skill and love of brewing could pave the path to successful careers as brewers.
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which they distribute by sourcing local raw materials, minimizing their environmental impact, and through their charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach.
Funky little Oskar Blues Grill & Brew started 15 years ago when Dale Katechis and his high school sweetheart stumbled across the small town of Lyons, Colorado, while on a road trip north from their home in Alabama. That Rocky Mountain trip continues back east as Dale finds the same down home feeling in the rolling hills of Pisgah National Forest of Brevard, North Carolina. In addition to the lifestyle and culture in North Carolina, we sell over 35% of our beer out thatta way, east of the big muddy river.
Smuttynose was founded in 1994 by the folks who started the Northampton and Portsmouth Breweries. Our beers are distributed from Maine to Florida and as far west as California and Sweden.
And fighting in team GB’s corner……
In August 2011, London Fields Brewery was born, based in the centre of Hackney, under the railway arches next to the oasis of greenery within the smoke that is London Fields itself. Now a part of a growing number of fine breweries in Hackney and London, we are proud to help spread the word of craft beer around the country and put Hackney on the map as a destination for great beer.
Magic Rock Brewing Co. is the result of three peoples passion for beer. Brothers Richard and Jonny Burhouse* aided by head brewer Stuart Ross were inspired to start the brewery by their love of great beer and the burgeoning U.S craft beer scene in particular. Driven by a desire to bring exciting characterful beers to their local market and beyond, brewing commenced mid 2011
Martin and I (James) were bored of the industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales that dominated the UK market. We decided the best way to fix this undesirable predicament was to brew our own beers. Consequently in April 2007 BrewDog was born. Our biggest mission when we set up BrewDog was to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. And that is still our biggest mission today.