CotY Presentation 2019

The awarding of the latest CAMRA Middlesex Club of the Year award is being celebrated from Thursday 31 October to Saturday 2 November, with the actual presentation on Friday 1 November.  Five CBOB Award-winning beers are available, with a couple of extras held back in reserve, plus a selection of dark beers in bottles or cans.  All are £3.00 a pint/bottle/can.

On draught:

Wolf Edith Cavell - Joint Bronze Bitter Award
3.7% - Attleborough, Norfolk
Brewed all year round in memory of Edith Cavell, the heroic First World War nurse. This is a hoppy, thirst-quenching beer with a fruit currant finish.

Dancing Duck Ay Up - Gold Bitter Award
3.9% - Derby
An eminently drinkable pale session ale. Subtle malt and floral notes are matched splendidly with citrus hop, rounded off with a slightly dry finish.

Oakham Citra - Gold Golden Ale and Overall Champion Bronze Awards
4.2% - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The original UK Citra - light gold in colour, bursting with citrus and tropical hop flavours and sensationally refreshing. In 2009, Oakham Ales were the first UK brewery to brew a beer with 100% Citra hops, maintaining Oakham’s reputation for pioneering innovation.

Castle Rock Preservation - Joint Bronze Best Bitter Award
4.4% - Nottingham
Brewed to the traditional East Midlands style, Preservation is a mid-brown/reddish easy drinking full flavoured best bitter. Well rounded with some residual sweetness and balanced with a resinous hop character.

Binghams Vanilla Stout - Gold Speciality Beer Award
5.0% - Twyford, Berkshire
An unfined, vegan-friendly stout, infused with vanilla pods which complement the dark malts to create a smooth drinking, deliciously dark stout.

Followed by:

Salopian Darwin's Origin - Joint Bronze Best Bitter Award
4.3% - Shrewsbury, Shropshire
A specially brewed ale for 2009 to celebrate the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth in Shrewsbury. A copper coloured beer that evolves with a pronounced hop character which leads to a refined malt finish.

And in bottles or cans:

Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout - 500ml bottle
4.5% - Bristol
The original Bristol Milk Stout with smooth chocolatey sweetness and balancing coffee bitterness with hints of dark fruits. This award-winning national champion is a beautifully creamy, full-bodied stout.

Wild Beer Millionaire - 330ml can
4.7% - Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Taking inspiration from a sweet dessert, this is a salted caramel chocolate milk stout. Decadent in the extreme, it is as dessert-like as the eponymous chocolate caramel shortbread.

Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black - 330ml can
6.0% - Wellington, New Zealand (via West Berkshire Brewery, Yattendon, Berkshire)
One of the most celebrated beers to come out of New Zealand, PKB is a juxtaposition of a fresh and hoppy beer, yet as black as night and malty rich. The black beer that has converted many a person who was formerly scared of black beer.
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