Yorkshire beer named best in Britain

14th August, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

A Yorkshire bitter has been named the best beer in Britain at The Great British Beer Festival in London.

Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker, which is brewed in West Yorkshire, was awarded the top gong by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) at the festival yesterday.

It triumphed over a plethora of brews in seven different categories – Bitters, Best Bitters, Strong Bitters, Golden Ales, Milds, Winter Beers and Speciality Beers – including those from microbreweries and larger brewers.

The beer is described by its makers as: “A well-balanced Yorkshire bitter with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma”.

Founded in 1858, Timothy Taylor’s head brewer, Peter Eells, was “speechless” on receiving the award.

“We work hard to produce great beers and really believe this is the best beer we can brew, so to have it acknowledged in such an important competition is absolutely fantastic,” he said.

Created in the 1930s to rival popular Yorkshire brew Barnsley Bitter, Boltmaker was originally called Best Bitter. It was renamed Boltmaker in 2012 following a nationwide competition.

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