Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Golden Pints 2012

In the absence of 2012 Boggle Awards (haven't been to half the new London bars or checked out some of the new beer to make them meaningful), I've decided to pick out some stuff for the Golden Pints. My Year Of Beer will be up around Xmas Week...

Best UK Draught Beer Dark Star APA, Fyne Ales Rune, Camden Wheat, Marble Draft
Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer Table Beer from The Kernel Brewery
Best Overseas Draught Beer Moonlight Death & Taxes, as consumed at Flavor, Santa Rosa CA, in November
Best Overseas Bottled or Canned Beer I was given a bottle of Russian River Sanctification batch 1, which was stunning. Technically not 2012, but best I drank.
Best Overall Beer See above
Best Pumpclip or Label Revolutions' Unknown Pleasures and the white stick RRBC use for their Blind Pig IPA
Best UK Brewery In no particular order - Magic Rock, Dark Star, Fyne, The Kernel, Ilkley, Arbor all impressive this year
Best Overseas Brewery Russian River Brewing Co
Pub/Bar of the Year Toronado, San Francisco
Best Beer Blog or Website Boak & Bailey and Reluctant Scooper
In 2013 I’d most like to... keep up better with the London scene


Lew Bryson said...

Death and Taxes is simply wonderful, and all-too-often overlooked in the sour-hop-immense culture in the U.S.

Sid Boggle said...

I'm a big fan of those beers, Lew. Straightforward, just about sessionable. Brian Hunt ploughs his own furrow...