Elland Brewery has scooped Gold in CAMRA’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain (CWBOB) competition with their 1872 Porter for the fourth time
Following more than a year of local tasting panels and regional heats, Elland’s 1872 Porter was named overall champion, with accredited European Beer Consumers Union beer judge and chair of the CWBOB judging panel Christine Cryne calling it “A jet black strong porter, with alcohol, green apples and chocolate on the nose.”
She adds: “The porter is citrus, sweet milk chocolate on a smooth full flavoured palette, complex but easy drinking. The fruitiness fades to a roasted dryness where the sweet chocolate lingers and spiciness builds.”
Scott Hutchinson from Elland Brewery said: “Thank you so much to the judges, tasters, organisers, and everyone involved with the Great British Beer Festival Winter for judging our flagship 1872 Porter the Champion Winter Beer of Britain for the fourth time in our twenty-year history! We’ll have to change the bottle labels again…
“As a tiny independent cask brewery, the support of CAMRA and its members is utterly invaluable to us. Steve, Joe, Rob and Scott (for that is all of us) would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who continues to trust our commitment to quality traditional ales.