After a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has crowned Fubar from Tiny Rebel the ‘Supreme Champion’ in Wales at the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
The South Wales brewed real ale was judged the Supreme Champion over a host of other finalists in 10 different beer categories (Bitters, Best Bitters, Strong Bitters, Barley Wines, Golden Ales, Milds, Old Ales/Strong Milds, Porters, Stouts and the Speciality class), including beers from both small microbrewers and large regional brewers.
Tasting Panel Member Christine Cryne spoke in praise of today’s winner. She said: “An easy drinking, well-balanced golden ale with a soft honey maltiness. Fruit character is present but not dominant, fading in the finish, which is slightly dry & bitter.”
Bradley Cummings, Co-Founder & Director at Tiny Rebel (pictured above), had this to say,
“I am ecstatic about winning the champion beer of Wales for the second year running especially with the number of new and upcoming breweries now in Wales. .. Fubar is our flagship beer and it has huge drinkability. It is quite floral, 4.4% and based on the modern-day American pale ales, with a dry and spicy bitterness on the back of it. It’s a really drinkable beer and that’s key.”
With Tiny Rebel securing the Gold award for 2014, this year’s Silver went to Bragdy Mws Piws – Ochr Dywyll Mws (Purple Moose – Dark Side of the Moose), whilst the Bronze award went Great Orme – Welsh Black.
The winners are available at the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival Bar at the Wales Beer Festival in the Millennium Stadium this week. You can find out more about the festival and all the category winners here