Church End Goats Milk

Paul Hamblett, of Church End Brewery, with the trophy for Champion Beer of Britain, won by Goats Milk


Goats Milk has been named Champion Beer of Britain at the Campaign for Real Ale’s Great British Beer Festival.

The announcement was made on the first day of the festival, which is being staged at Olympia, during the trade session. The event opens to the public at 5pm.

The runner-up champion beer is Bishop Nick’s Ridley’s Rite, while the bronze award went to former champion Tiny Rebel Brewery’s Cwtch.

Church End Brewery describes Goats Milk as “golden yellow nectar. Pale barley, crystal malt and oats blend to fill the palate with flavour. Aromatic hops dance over the tongue for a gentle hop finish.”

Mike Benner, chief executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), said: “It is wonderful to see a SIBA member brewery once again winning the Champion Beer of Britain top prize.

“This comes as proof that the best beers in the UK are being made by independent craft brewers such as Church End, who should be hugely proud of their achievement. It was obviously a hit with judges and I’m very much looking forward to trying it very soon.”