Beer Of The Year 2012

The votes are in and have been counted and counted again.
They haven’t actually, I just counted them once.
The results were very close but I can now announce that the winner of the
Campaign For Really Good Beer’s Beer Of The Year
as voted for by CAMRGB members is…


IPA S.C.C.A.N.S. by The Kernel. Congratulations to Evin and the Kernel team.

A small award will be winging it’s way to The Kernel very shortly.
This year the voting was very close and second place went to Buxton Brewery‘s Axe Edge which was only one vote behind.

But looking at the statistics Kernel were the rightful winners as they had the most votes overall as a brewery and almost double that of their nearest rivals.

Here’s a rundown of all the beers that were voted for this year in no particular order:

Jarl by Fine Ales
Diablo by Summer Wine
Dalston Black IPA by Brodies
Kitty Von Maibock by Blueball Brewery
Code Black by Hardknott
Imperial Black IPA by Buxton Brewery
IPA S.C.C.A.N.S by The Kernel
Organic IPA by Mike’s Brewery
India Double Porter by The Kernel
India Pale Ale Motueka by The Kernel
Coffee IPA by Brodies
Inclined Plain by Langton Brewery
Past Masters Double Stout by Fullers
Barnsey by Bath Ales
Cappuccino Stout by Titanic Brewery
Soft Dookie by Evil Twin
Hazelnut Coffee Porter by Saltaire Brewery
Flower Power by Green Jack Brewery
Dreamcatcher by Oakham Ales
Red Barn by Mill Green Brewery
Oddessa by Otley
Chinook IPA by The Kernel
Hadouken by Tiny Rebel
Gadd’s Green Hop Ale by Ramsgate Brewery
Plum Porter by Titanic Brewery
Greensand IPA by Surrey Hills Brewery
Green Hopped IPA by Dark Star
IPA SCANNERS by The Kernel & Brodies
Sour Grapes by Lovibonds
NZPA by Hawkshead
Double IPA by Tynebank Brewery
Prince Bishop by Big Lamp
Jaipur by Thornbridge
Trinity by Redemption
Alchemist by Heady Topper
London Sour by Brodies
India Pale Ale Galaxy by The Kernel
Barbie Stout by Mikkeller
Dobber by Marble
Warlock IPA by Hop Monster
Broadsword by George’s Brewery
Banshee Smoked by Hop Monster
Dinner Ale by Bollington
Silk Of Amnesia by Storm
XS by Hop Studio
Kopikat by Summer Wine
Gold by Buxton Brewery
India Pale Ale Citra by The Kernel
Big Mofo Stout by Brodies & Mikkeller
India Brown Ale by The Kernel
Clockwork Orange by Brentford Brewery
Metropolis by Colchester Brewery
Spontanelle by Mikkeller
Spaceman by Brewfist
Black Betty by Beavertown
Southville by Bristol Beer Factory
Axe Edge by Buxton Brewery
Southern Conspiracy by Bristol Beer Factory & Dark Star
Human Cannonball by Magic Rock
I Hardcore You by BrewDog & Mikkeller
Blackberry Porter by Mauldons
Furness Abbey by Stringers
Unknown by To Øl
White Stout by Durham Brewery
Vitesse Noir by Hardknott
Blonde by Backyard Brewhouse
Hoard by Backyard Brewhouse
Dark Side Of The Geek by BeerGeek
Oude Geuze Lente by Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
Birra Del Borgo by DogfishHead & My Antonia
Houblon Chouffe by L’Achouffe
Queboid by Hardknott
Ola Dubh by Harviestoun
Hale For The Pint by 4T’s
Demo #5 by Revolutions Brewing Co.
Green Devil by Oakham Ales
Revelation by Dark Star
Fear by Brewfist
Continuum by Hardknott
Triple A by Sharps
Blackout by Great Yorkshire Brewery
Rapture by Magic Rock
Earl Grey IPA by Marble
Yakima Valley by Arbor Ales
Magic 8 Ball by Magic Rock
1908 Pale by Camden Town Brewery
Six Hop by Dark Star
Wandle by Smabrooks
Somerland Gold by Moor Beer Company
Bethnal Green Bitter by Brodies
Export London Stout 1890 by The Kernel
Single Hop Chinook by Hop Kettle
DCLXVI by Arbor Ales & Steel City
Cohort by Summer Wine
Infra Red by Hardknott
Ageless by Red Willow
Orange IPA by Artbrew
Revival by Moor Beer Company
Barrowboys Bitter by Rebel Brewing Co.
India Saison by Nøgne Ø
Hoxton Special IPA by Brodies
Urban IPA by Tiny Rebel

Thanks to everyone who voted.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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