The 2011 Golden Pint Awards

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

It’s getting near to the end of the year, and putting Christmas and everything else to one side for a moment, awards and lists pop up pretty much everywhere. We’re never ones to miss a bandwagon here at the BeerCast, so here are our nominations for the 2011 Golden Pints – the UK Beer Blogger awards everyone wants to win, takes notice of, spends ages thinking about, etc etc. Actually, they are always harder to decide on with every passing year – surely a sign that British brewing is in great health…

Best UK Draught (Cask or Keg) Beer:
Tempest RyePA, first tried at the SRAF in June

Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer:
Kernel IPA 100 Centennial

Best Overseas Draught Beer:
Lost Abbey Angel’s Share at BrewDog Edinburgh

Best Overseas Bottled Beer:
Nøgne Ø Red Horizon, also at BrewDog Edinburgh

Best Overall Beer:
Kernel IPA 100 Centennial

Best Pumpclip or Label:
Magic Rock Human Cannonball

Best UK Brewery:
The Kernel

Best Overseas Brewery:
Nøgne Ø

Pub/Bar of the Year:
Cloisters, Edinburgh

Supermarket of the Year:

Independent Retailer of the Year:
Appellation Wine

Online Retailer of the Year:

Best Beer Blog or Website:

Best Beer Twitterer:

Food and Beer Pairing of the Year:
Black Isle Hibernator smoked oyster with Hibernator Oatmeal Stout at Caley Sample Rooms (06/06/2011)

In 2012 I’d Most Like To…
Get that West Coast BeerCast road trip sorted out. Go to Borefts (not in the same week)

Open Category:
Most misguided beer of 2011 – Garlic Beer

That’s it – hopefully nothing too contentious, let us know if there’s anything you agree or disagree with. Speaking of awards, next week sees our annual Best New British Beers of the Year – every day we’ll reveal one of our five most favourite new beers from British brewers. Check back on Monday for the first…


  1. Leigh
    December 9, 2011

    Nice round-up! I like how the selections change depending on where you are in the UK.

  2. Benjii
    December 9, 2011

    Nøgne Ø Red Horizon, how did I miss this?

  3. Phil
    December 10, 2011

    As Leigh has commented it is really regionally focussed on the brewery and beer front, it’l be interesting to see how everything pans out in the new year?

    Kernel 100 Centennial is one hell of a beer. Cheers

  4. Hairy Monster
    December 14, 2011

    And we’re not one to miss out on a bandwagon either so we’re nominating ourselves for the “Best New Scottish Online Beer Retailer Going By The Name Of AleselA” Award. 🙂 Not that we’re biased in any way.

  5. Richard
    December 15, 2011

    Actually Stuart my ‘open category’ nomination was almost ‘Best innovation in online sales’ for you guys recycling the delivery packaging on the next order. Beer fans get so much expensively-produced cardboard, it’s great to see someone tackling the idea (assuming nobody else has thought of it). But that Garlic Beer was so overwhelmingly foul, it needed a nomination of it’s own…

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