- Dartmoor Brewery win third award in two days -
We are excited to announce that here at Dartmoor Brewer we have received another award, the coveted Slaphead Shield Bronze Award from Alton Beer Festival.
The Slaphead Shield is awarded to three competitors at the Alton Beer Festival, and is voted for by the visitors of the festival, opposed to a panel of judges.
Dartmoor Breweries Dragon Breath was voted the third favourite of the festival, following Romani lte Domum from Colchester Brewery, and an Oat & Coffee Stout by Vibrant Forest, which won the Slaphead Shield Gold Award.
The prestigious award is named after dedicated ale fan and Alton man John Bodiam, who played a significant part in the revival of Real Ale in Alton, and was affectionately known as Slaphead.
Mike Lunney, Master Brewer at Dartmoor Brewery, said: “It seems as it awards are like buses, you don't see one for a while then two come along at once.
“We were still celebrating winning two awards at Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival, when we were told we had won the Slaphead Shield.
“The Slaphead Shield is a great award from a great festival, the Alton Beer Festival.
“The Alton Beer Festival has been a longstanding favourite of ours, so it means a lot for us to win an award from them.”