Durham and Mordue are Durham Beer Festival’s top tipples

Durham Beer Festival 2014 - The North East barDurham Brewery and Mordue Brewery topped the Camra and public polls to see their ales named Durham Beer Festival’s beers of the festival.

Twenty years after capturing the title with it’s first beer Celtic, Durham impressed judges again with its 3.9% ABV American hopped ruby ale Red Herring.

While Dart Frog, from Mordue’s “experimnetal” Panda Frog arm, was spot on target with drinkers, who chose it as their favourite.

Second place in the Camra competition – which saw entries from 12 breweries, including Sonnet 43 Brew House in Coxhoe, Just A Minute Brewery in Spennymoor and Durham’s Hill Island Microwbrewery – went to Newcastle’s Tyne Bank Brewery for its 7.5% ABV Maple Rye.

While third went to the George Samuel Brewing Company, based at the Duke of Wellington pub in the village of Welbury, near Northallerton in North Yorkshire, with its 4% ABV Ruby Tuesday.

 

Durham Brewery also saw success in the public vote, coming joint runner up with its Columbus IPA, which shared second place with Hadrian Border Brewery’s Grainger Ale.