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CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has today announced the winners of its National Cider and Perry Championships.

The winner of the Champion Cider of Britain is Sheppy’s Medium, described by judges as having “A rich apple aroma, dry yet well-balanced flavour and a clean, refreshing, moreish finish.”

Cider

GOLD – Sheppy’s, Medium

SILVER – Dove Syke, Ribble Valley Gold

BRONZE – Wilce’s, Cider

Perry

GOLD – Oliver’s, Perry

SILVER – Kent Cider Company, Perry

BRONZE – Raglan Cider Mill, Snowy Owl

The final round of judging for CAMRA’s National Cider and Perry Championships 2014 took place at the popular Reading Beer and Cider festival today. The winners were selected by a specially chosen panel of judges including cider experts, drinks writers and CAMRA members.

Real Cider and Perry continues to grow in popularity and by the quality of this year’s entrants it is easy to see why. With such a fantastic range of quality ciders and perries now being produced all over the UK, the standard of this year’s competition was higher than ever – the overall winners should be extremely proud of their achievement as picking a Champion from such an accomplished field proved very difficult.”

– Andrea Briers, CAMRA National Cider and Perry Committee Chair

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