The time has come to announce BeerBods Beer of the Year for 2019 as voted for by our lovely BeerBods subscribers. We’ve tasted some cracking beers over the last 12 months, with some truly inspiring stories. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner.
We've had thousands of votes come in across the last couple of weeks, so a big thanks to everyone that got involved and had their say.
Without further ado, here are your top 3 beers. Drumroll, please…
3rd Place - Imperial Black by Buxton Brewery
Imperial Black was brewed as an ‘upgrade' to another Black IPA Buxton had previously brewed, [Black Rocks - BeerBods beer #68], bigger, with more dry-hop and flavour and character in general. It was a belter.
2nd Place - Pump up the Jam by Tiny Rebel
Pump up the Jam, is a jam doughnut pale ale that uses Cascade and Bramling Cross hops and the fruity jam esters of yeast to create one of the more eccentric beers we featured throughout 2019. It certainly got you lot talking!!
1st Place - Bonfire Boy by Harvey’s Brewery
Bonfire Boy is a dark amber beer with a full malty palate. Slightly burnt, bitter aftertaste, and a superbly smoky flavour. A staple of Bonfire Night festivities. Originally called Firecracker, Bonfire Boy was brewed as a tribute to the fire services who had extinguished an enormous conflagration that consumed the brewery's offices and shop in 1996. A remarkable beer with a remarkable story and worthy winner of BeerBods Beer of the Year 2019.
Thanks to all that voted in this year’s awards.
Tim Gelardi was picked at random from the completed surveys as this year’s winner of a free case. Congratulations Tim, your beer’s will be making their way out to you shortly.
Huge thanks again to everyone that made BeerBods what it was in 2019. We can’t wait to keep drinking better beer with you all in 2020.