Harvest Pale, a beer made by Nottingham’s Castle Rock, has been crowned Champion Beer of Britain at the Campaign for Real Ale's (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival. The 3.8%abv Harvest Pale was originally brewed by Castle Rock for the Nottingham Beer Festival in 2003. It is brewed with a gently-kilned malt and an aromatic blend of American hops. It has become Castle Rock's flagship beer. The Nottingham-based brewery is owned by Chris Holmes. Earlier this year, Castle Rock announced it was to triple its capacity following a £600,000 investment in plant and premises adjacent to its existing brewery. Currently, Castle Rock brews a maximum of around 110 barrels each week. The new plant, which will eventually lead to the decommissioning of the existing brewery, will operate five days a week with a maximum capacity of 330 barrels a week. The silver award in the overall category went to Timothy Taylor's Landlord while the bronze was won by Hammer Mild from Surrey Hills. Best Bitter: Landlord, Timothy Taylor Bitter: PG Steam, RCH Mild: Hammer Mild, Surrey Hills Strong Bitter: Jaipur IPA, Thornbridge Golden Ale: Harvest Pale, Castle Rock Bottled: Admiral Ale, St Austell Speciality: Chocolate Orange Stout, Amber