Golden Pint Beer Awards 2012


  1. Best UK Draught (Cask or Keg) Beer – Truefitt Brewing Company Erimus.
  2. Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer – Marble & Emelisse Earl Gray IPA.
  3. Best Overseas Draught Beer – Alley Kat Dragon Series Yellow Dragon Double IPA.
  4. Best Overseas Bottled or Canned Beer – Tie between Brouwerij de Molen Tsarina Esra & Yukon Brewing Ice Fog IPA
  5. Best Overall Beer – Marble & Emelisse Earl Gray IPA, Magic Rock Bourbon Barrel Bearded Lady and Summer Wine Barrel Aged Kopikat were all superb. Summer Wine’s Oregon Pale Ale and Maelstrom DIPA are also worth a mention as I’ve drank an absolute shed load of them this year!
  6. Best Pumpclip or Label – Kernal because I love the reclaimed, homemade and understated look who needs a fancy label when the beers good!
  7. Best UK Brewery – The  Marble.
  8. Best Overseas Brewery – Banff Avenue Brewing Co. 
  9. Pub/Bar of the Year – Beer Revolution Calgary Canada & The Free Trade Inn Newcastle England.
  10. Beer Festival of the Year – Indy Man Beer Con.
  11. Supermarket of the Year – I’m loathed to say it because I hate the place but from a beer perspective it’s Morrisons.
  12. Independent Retailer of the Year – The House of Trembling Madness York.
  13. Online Retailer of the Year - Beer Merchants.
  14. Best Beer Book or Magazine – I don’t think I’ve actually read any this year.
  15. Best Beer Blog or Website – Beersay Beer Blog for their unrivaled enthusiasm and dedication to all things beery.
  16. Best Beer Twitterer – I’d like to say that it’s me but I’d be telling porkies if I did! 
  17. Best Online Brewery presence – The Hardknott Brewery.
  18. Food and Beer Pairing of the Year – The smoked porter I drank with my pizza in Beer Revolution. Can’t remember it’s name though.
  19. In 2013 I’d Most Like To… – Do more cooking with beer and do more home brewing. Maybe even step up to full grain.


  1. Cheers Dave for the mention and kind words :)

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