This evening the festival has hosted the North West round of the Champion Beer Of Britain Competition in the Speciality Beers (Differently Produced) category.

A panel of judges selected from the beer industry and CAMRA have judged seven of the best beers in this category, as voted by CAMRA members.

The results are:


Pied Bull – Minotaur


Serious – Matmos


Storm – PGA

Other finalists:

Stubborn Mule – Donkey Punch
Stubborn Mule – Who Gose There
Brimstage – Elder Pale
Coniston – Thurstein Pilsner

All the entrants are available to drink at the festival (while stocks last).