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Rudgate Ruby Mild (4.4%) has been named Camra's Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival. "The judges were impressed by rich, fruity character, and the fact that it’s quite hoppy and bitter for a mild ale. Its victory should invigorate the whole mild ale category." The organizers immediately grabbed a growler to make a Cornish pasty. No really, they did. article
Lew Bryson says ABIB small brands not doing so well; actually, they suck. What he means is all the Anheuser Busch "micro" brands are down in sales. Landshark, Chelada, Mich, Bud Select (hey, remember that stuff?). Even Bass, Beck's and Rolling Rock are down. The big star for A-B is, wait for it, oh, you guessed already, Bud Light Lime.