Another day and yet more news about Camra giving out awards, They do this a lot, it kind of makes the awards worthless if you ask me but then “publicity”. With this in mind Fullers recently scooped six awards at the regional heats of CAMRA’s annual search for the best beer – the supreme champion – of Britain. Wow not only is that a mouthful it does seem kinda pointless. Although camra saying your beer is ok is never a bad thing i suppose.
All in all Fullers won five awards, they were:
• Gold – Fuller’s London Porter (porter category)
• Gold – Fuller’s 1845 (real ale in a bottle category)
• Silver – Fuller’s ESB (strong bitter category)
• Silver – Fuller’s Bengal Lancer (real ale in a bottle category)
• Bronze – Fuller’s Vintage Ale (aeal ale in a bottle category)
Receiving the awards from a CAMRA delegation, Fuller’s head brewer, John Keeling, said: “We are thrilled with the results and very proud to be able to brew beers that delight ale drinkers and enthusiasts. As the only brewer to have won the coveted Champion Beer of Britain with three different beers, Fuller’s has a long history with these awards and we’re looking forward to being at Olympia for the Great British Beer Festival in August.”
Dr Chris Brunton, CAMRA brewery liaison officer for Fuller’s, congratulated Mr Keeling and brewing manager Derek Prentice at a ceremony in the Griffin Brewery last night.
“Over many years Fuller’s have brewed consistently good beer,” said Dr Brunton. ”John Keeling is an innovative brewing director and Derek Prentice is an excellent brewing master.
“Fuller’s is in a class of its own, and has consistently paved the way in terms of quality. CAMRA is proud to present these awards to such a top brewery, with great quality beers.”