Hawkshead Bitter was a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain competition – also known as CBOB.
CBOB is judged at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in August, which this year was held at Earls Court, London. GBBF is Britain’s biggest beer festival bringing together a wide range of real ales, ciders, perries and international beers.
The nomination process for CBOB is almost an on-going task; the finalists are chosen on a regional basis via local tasting panels and regional beer judging competitions. Hawkshead Bitter was named CAMRA’s Champion Beer in the North West earlier this year and therefore qualified as a finalist for CBOB. This was our second North West champion in 2011 - Brodie's Prime was named North West Champion Porter at the National Winter Ales Festival in January.