I’ve taken part in judging the SIBA regional beer champion competition, which takes place at the Nottingham CAMRA beer festival, for the last five years or so now. But I’ve never got on the table that judges the final round… until yesterday. Yes, I’ve arrived and mixed with the big boys from Marstons and Wells & Youngs, amongst others.
A great experience and fun way to spend an afternoon, trying lots of different beers for free. And yes, I can remember the winner… it was Guerilla, a 4.9% stout from the Blue Monkey brewery (which actually use a picture of a purple ape as their logo!). Well done to them.