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Siren’s Broken Dream Breakfast Stout Is Named The Best In Britain

Siren Brewery based in Berkshire has won the Campaign for Real Ale’s prestigious Champion Beer of Britain award, one of the highest accolades in the beer industry. Awarded on the opening day of the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia London, Broken Dream Breakfast Stout (6.5% ABV) scooped gold thanks to its deep and complex blend of chocolate, coffee and a touch of smoke. The judges commented that it stood out for its aroma, taste and finish, all of which were superb.

Named after the Sirens of Greek mythology, Siren Brewery captivated judges for the second time this year, having taken home silver in this year’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition at the Great British Beer Festival Winter back in February.

The final decision was made after a year of local tasting panels and regional heats in which the very best beers across the UK were invited to compete at the Great British Beer Festival. Final judging for the competition was held as the festival opened its doors to the public on 7 August.

The silver winner this year went to Suffolk-based Green Jack’s Ripper (8.5% ABV), a strong barley wine that is both dangerously smooth and yet well-hopped, and winner of CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition earlier this year.

Bronze was taken by Tyne & Wear-based Mordue for their Workie Ticket (4.5% ABV). A complex and tasty bitter, this brew boasts plenty of malt and hops and a long, satisfying, bitter finish.

All finalists across each category will be available to sample at the Great British Beer Festival taking place this week, at which more than 50,000 people will have the chance to sample over a thousand different beers, ciders, perries, wines and gins under one roof.

Nick Boley, CAMRA’s National Director responsible for the competition says: “Congratulations to Siren Brewery for taking home the Champion Beer of Britain award with their Broken Dream Breakfast Stout – the highest beer accolade in the country. This is a distinctive, strong, well-balanced stout from an outstanding craft brewery. If there is any beer in the world that is dangerously drinkable, it’s this one!”

Siren Brewery founder Darron Anley said: “What a huge achievement that the Champion Beer of Britain is a heavy stout with coffee and lactose flavours in the midst of such warm summer weather! Broken Dream Breakfast Stout is one of our core beers and one of the first beers we ever brewed – we’re absolutely delighted.”

Champion Beer of Britain 2018 – overall winners

Accolade

Beer

Find it at

Region

Gold

Siren Craft’s Broken Dream Breakfast Stout

Bar B17

Berkshire

Silver

Green Jack’s Ripper

Bar B7

Suffolk

Bronze

Mordue’s Workie Ticket

Bar B7

Tyne & Wear

Champion Beer of Britain 2018 – category winners

Category

Accolade

Beer

Find it at

Region

Mild

Gold

Greene King’s XX Mild

Bar B3C

Suffolk

Silver

Rhymney’s Dark

Bar B4

Gwent

Bronze

East London Brewery’s Orchid

Bar B6

Greater London

Bitter

Gold

Orkney’s Red MacGregor

Bar B2

Northern Isles

Silver

Mighty Oak’s Captain Bob

Bar B18

Essex

Joint Bronze

Bank Top’s Flat Cap

Acorn’s Barnsley Bitter

Bar B6

Bar B2

Greater Manchester

South Yorkshire

Best Bitter

Gold

Mordue’s Workie Ticket

Bar B7

Tyne & Wear

Silver

Bishop Nick’s 1555

Bar B18

Essex

Joint Bronze

St Austell’s Tribute

Salopian’s Darwin’s Origin

Bar B16B

Bar B2

Cornwall

Shropshire

Golden Ale

Gold

Salopian’s Oracle

Bar B2

Shropshire

Silver

Salopian’s Hop Twister

Bar B2

Shropshire

Joint Bronze

Abbeydale’s Moonshine

Windsor + Eaton’s Knight of the Garter

Bar B2

Bar B17

South Yorkshire

Berkshire

Strong Bitter

Gold

Fuller’s Dark Star’s Revelation

Bar B3A

Greater London

Silver

Bay’s Devon Dumpling

Bar B11

Devon

Bronze

Kinver’s Half Centurion

Bar B7

Staffordshire

Speciality

Gold

Colchester’s Brazilian Coffee and Vanilla Porter

Bar B18

Essex

Silver

Cromarty’s Red Rocker

Bar B4

Highlands & Western Isles

Bronze

Derventio’s Cleopatra

Bar B11

Derbyshire

Champion Beer of Britain 2018 winners

Porter

Gold

Red Cat’s Mr M’s Porter

Bar B4

Hampshire

Stout

Gold

Siren Craft’s Broken Dream Breakfast Stout

Bar B17

Berkshire

Barley Wines & Strong Old Ales

Gold

Green Jack’s Ripper

Bar B7

Suffolk

Old Ales & Strong Milds

Gold

Tintagel’s Excalibur

Bar B17

Cornwall

 
Media Contact:
CAMRA Press Office:
press@camra.org.uk
01727 337863

About the Great British Beer Festival
The Great British Beer Festival is one of the biggest, most exciting and well-known events in the beer and cider world. Organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and run by volunteers, it brings hundreds of real ales, international beers and real ciders and perries under the iconic Olympia roof. Tickets can be purchased online: http://gbbf.org.uk

The festival opening times are:
7 August – 12 noon-5pm (Trade Session)
7 August – 5pm-10:30 pm (Public Session)
8 August – 12 noon-10:30 pm
9 August – 12 noon-10:30 pm
10 August – 12 noon-10:30 pm
11 August – 11am-7:00 pm (last admission half an hour before close)

About CAMRA
CAMRA is an independent, voluntary organisation which campaigns for real ale, cider and perry as well as protecting and promoting community pubs and clubs and fighting for consumer rights. We have over 190,000 members across the country who work to champion beer and cider drinkers as well as pub and club goers.

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