Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker, a 4% ABV well-balanced Yorkshire Bitter brewed in Keighley, West Yorkshire, has won Gold in the Bitter category at CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain 2016 awards.
It was named the category winner at the Champion Beer of Britain Awards Dinner held on Tuesday evening (9 August) at the Hilton Hotel, Olympia, London.
The award comes after almost a year of local tasting panels and regional heats seeing the best beers across the UK invited to compete at the Great British Beer Festival.
Final judging for the competition was held at the huge beer festival which opened its doors to the public on August 9 and over the next week will see more than 50,000 people visiting Olympia in London to sample their choice of more than 900 beers, cider and perries – including the chance to try the medal winners.
Andrew Leman, Head Brewer at Timothy Taylor’s states ‘’ we are delighted that draught Boltmaker has now won medals 3 years in a row. CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2014, Bronze medal – Bitter category in 2015 and now Gold medal – Bitter category in 2016. Great to see a traditional Yorkshire Bitter being a consistent medal winner in a very strong category.’’
Tim Dewey, Chief Executive at Timothy Taylor’s adds ‘’winning a Gold medal at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival is a superb achievement. Competition is fierce as there are so many excellent breweries in this country with new ones popping up all the time. At Timothy Taylor’s we pride ourselves on taking extra time, care and pride in traditional hands-on brewing and making no compromises when it comes to the quality of ingredients. It is ‘All for that taste of Taylor’s’’ and produces a set of unique tasting, full flavour beers that real ale drinkers are very passionate about. Since our Supreme Champion win two years ago Boltmaker has been in great demand which has contributed to the continuing success of our family owned business. Winning gold again will help build on that success and attract more pubs to stock Boltmaker, giving more beer drinkers the opportunity to be able to find it in their local and enjoy a superb pint of exceptional quality’’