American stout wows the Brits
wins top GBBF prize
A dark beer from Cambridge, Massachusetts has won the American Cask Beer competition at the Great British Beer Festival in London. YouEnjoyMyStout is brewed by Will Meyers in Cambridge. It's 10.5% and is an Imperial Stout aged for two years in American bourbon whiskey barrels. The stout in full-bodied with notes of caramel, treacle and espresso coffee underscored by vanilla and tannins from the wood.
The beer was judged by an internation panel of beer experts.
The runner-up was Brooklyn Brewery's India Pale Ale while third place went to Stone Brewery's Levitation Ale.
The Bieres Sans Frontieres bar at the festival this year features a record 55 American cask-conditioned beers from breweries as diverse as Stone Brewery in California, Deschutes in Oregon and Victory Brewing in Pennsylvania.
The Bieres Sans Frontieres international bar features 300 beers from around the world, including Japan.