We have a new national Champion Beer of Britain. Praise be. It's the Cwtch Welsh Red Ale brewed by Newport team Tiny Rebel. What better excuse to crack open nine of them while feeling increasingly sad and agitated in front of Netflix tonight?
The Cwtch Welsh Red Ale is a 4.6 per cent creation, with the maker describing it as: "Citrus and tropical fruit dominate the taste that is backed up with caramel malts that balance the moderate bitterness. Drinkability & balance makes this beer."
The Great British Beer Festival was organised by the Campaign for Real Ale, and the Welsh Red also picked up Best Bitter along the way to winning the ultimate prize. Company boss Bradley Cummings said: "We were brought up on real ale and we love traditional styles. Cwtch is our modern version of a traditional bitter, with extra hopping for a more pronounced bitterness and aroma. It’s new world and old world all in one."
If you'd like to try it, it can be ordered direct from the maker online, where a one-off delivery fee of £6.99 covers orders of all sizes. You could, for example, have 64 bottles for £128.59, just to try. [Argus]