Berkshire-based Siren Brewery has won the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Champion Beer of Britain for its Broken Dream Breakfast Stout.
Awarded on the opening day of the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia London (7 August), Broken Dream Breakfast Stout (6.5% ABV) caught the judges’ attention thanks to its deep and complex blend of chocolate, coffee and a touch of smoke.
The judges commented that it stood out for its ‘aroma, taste and finish, all of which were superb’.
“Congratulations to Siren Brewery for taking home the Champion Beer of Britain award with their Broken Dream Breakfast Stout – the highest beer accolade in the country,” says Nick Boley, CAMRA’s national director responsible for the competition.
“This is a distinctive, strong, well-balanced stout from an outstanding craft brewery. If there is any beer in the world that is dangerously drinkable, it’s this one!”
“What a huge achievement that the Champion Beer of Britain is a heavy stout with coffee and lactose flavours in the midst of such warm summer weather!” adds Siren Brewery founder Darron Anley.
“Broken Dream Breakfast Stout is one of our core beers and one of the first beers we ever brewed – we’re absolutely delighted.”
Named after the Sirens of Greek mythology, Siren Brewery won the judges’ favour for the second time this year, having taken home silver in this year’s Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition at the Great British Beer Festival Winter back in February.