Aug 9, 2006 - Brewers Gold brewed by Crouch Vale of Essex won the title of Champion Beer in Britain for the second straight year, finishing first in judging by a panel of brewers, beer writers and journalists at the Great British Beer Festival in London.
The beer is described in the 2006 edition of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide as: "Honey-toned golden ale, with grapefruit sharpness offset by suggestions of melon and pineapple."
Roger Protz, one of the finalist judges and editor of the Good Beer Guide said: "It's a tremendous victory for a brewery committed to its cask beer and richly deserved for this marvelous hoppy and fruity beer."
Colin Bocking, Managing Director of Crouch Vale brewery said, "I am speechless. It was enough of a surprise to have won Champion Beer of Britain in 2005, but to have been voted Britain's best beer for a second year in a row is truly unbelievable."
The Silver award went to Harveys brewery in Sussex for their Sussex Best Bitter. The Bronze was awarded to Triple fff brewery in Hampshire for Moondance.
In CAMRA's Good Bottled Beer Competition, sponsored by The Guardian Newspaper, the awards went to: