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Binghams Vanilla Stout named Britain's best beer of 2016

Published 09/08/2016

A pint of real ale on one of the bars at the Great British Beer festival 2016 at Olympia in London.
A pint of real ale on one of the bars at the Great British Beer festival 2016 at Olympia in London.

A speciality beer has been crowned best in Britain after a year-long competition.

Binghams Vanilla Stout, brewed in Berkshire, was named the best beer of 2016 by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra).

Local tasting panels and regional heats culminated in the country's best beers competing at Camra's Great British Beer Festival in London.

Binghams Vanilla Stout is a 5% Dark Stout infused with vanilla and dark malts to create a smooth and dark beer.

Nik Antona of Camra said: "This year all the judges commented on how high quality all the beers were in the final stages of the competition and what a wide range of styles and beers they had to try and choose between.

"Binghams Vanilla Stout is packed full of comforting flavours and I'm sure it will be a popular Champion Beer Choice.

"It's great to see a speciality beer win the award for the first time in the history of the competition and our congratulations go to the brewery."

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