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If you follow our social media pages you'll know that Darwin and Brewlab had a bit of a jolly down to the Olympia, London on the 9th August for the CAMRA 2016 Great British Beer Festival.

We joke, it wasn't all fun and games (and drinking), in fact we - or rather Extinction Ale, our 8.3% Barley Wine - had been shortlisted for the Champion Beer of Britain award which was being announced at the festival. After being crowned gold champion of the Barley Wine and Strong Old Ale category at the Winter Beer Festival, being shortlisted for another award with one of our favourite and most unique beers was yet another reason for us to puff our chests out and look a bit smug!

But alas, it was not to be and we are happy to congratulate Binghams Brewery and their Vanilla Porter who received the top overall prize. The event was a huge success and confirmed to us here at Darwin that it is always a good time for a beer!

If you'd like to find out more about the history behind Extinction Ale, visit the historic ale section of the website.