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Local Porter Is Britain's Best

Jonathan Schofield finds Dunham does good with good 'un

Written by . Published on February 19th 2014.


Local Porter Is Britain's Best
 

A PORTER has won an award. Excellent. The work of these unregarded station stalwarts needs to be recognised at last...what?

Oh.

Right.

Dunham Porter at 5.2% ABV, brewed by Dunham Massey Brewery (Altrincham, Greater Manchester),  has been crowned CAMRA's Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2014 at the National Winter Ales Festival in Derby.

We are a relatively new brewery who love making traditional styles like porters, milds and stouts, and I thought our porter would do well but I can’t believe we’ve won overall Champion

The Festival, stolen from Manchester by mischievious and vengeful grog-gugglers, is on a roll with porters. It is the second year a porter has won the overall Champion Winter Beer of Britain. 

The winning beer is described as a classic old-style English porter; creamy, full-bodied and packed with flavour. 

Dunham Massey owner John Costello, had this to say on the win:

"We're made up! We are a relatively new brewery who love making traditional styles like porters, milds and stouts, and I thought our porter would do well but I can’t believe we’ve won overall Champion – I’m over the moon. The CAMRA [Champion Winter Beer of Britain] awards mean everything to us. It’s the highest accolade a dark beer can earn.”

John Costello then won an award for  'exceptional use of cliches in one paragraph'.

A panel of beer writers, members of the licensed trade and CAMRA members judged the competition. Nik Antona, Champion Winter Beer of Britain Director had this to say on the importance of the competition:

“The Winter Beer of Britain competition has been given even greater significance in recent years, with the last two winners going on to win the Overall Champion Beer of Britain held at the Great British Beer Festival in the summer. Proving these once lesser-known styles are perfect for drinking all year round."

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