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Great British Beer Festival 2004

Added: Sunday, August 1st 2004

I was in the thick of the Great British Beer Festival action in London in the first week of August, including Chairing the judges panel for the bottled beer competition. More on that in the Green King IPA controversy, and several more reports to follow. For now, here is a run down on all the Champion beers from this year's festival. Mild Category Gold: Lees GB Mild Silver: Brains Dark Bronze: Hardys and Hansons Kimberley Mild Bitter Category Gold: Greene King IPA Silver: Oakham JHB Joint Bronze: Triple FFF Altons Pride and Whim Hartington Bitter Best Bitter Category Gold: Hampshire Ironside Silver: Hook Norton Generation Joint Bronze: Nottingham Extra Pale Ale and Woodfordes Nelson's Revenge Strong Ale Category Gold: Kelham Island Pale Rider Silver: Mordue IPA Bronze: Hop Back Summer Lightning Speciality Category Gold: Cairngorm Tradewinds Silver: Harviestoun Schiehallion Bronze: Titanic Iceberg Real Ale in a Bottle category Gold: Titanic Stout Silver: Youngs Special London Ale Bronze: Yates Isle of Wight Special