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CAMRA Champion Beer of the North West 2015 Announced

CAMRA - The Campaign For Real AleThe winners of this year’s CAMRA Chamption Beer of the North West awards were announced during the trade session at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival yesterday afternoon, following a morning of sampling, judging and decision-making.

The overall winner and Gold medallist was Black Bull Porter from the Pied Bull pub-microbrewery in Chester. The runners-up were Hawkshead Brewery‘s Cumbrian Five Hop and Red Willow Brewery’s Smokeless porter.

Local breweries Outstanding and Marble took category golds with (respectively) Imperial IPA (Barley Wines and Strong Old Ales category) and Chocolate (Old Ales and Strong Milds category).

See for the full list of category finalists and winners. Congratulations to all the medallists!