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Gloucester takes SIBA’s top cask award

Gloucester Brewery has taken home Overall Champion Gold in the Cask Awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2019. Swannay Brewery won the top award in Keg and Wibblers Brewery was named the best for bottled or canned beer.
 
Judged by brewers and industry experts and organised by SIBA at their flagship BeerX UK event in Liverpool, the awards run across a huge range of beer style categories in cask, craft keg, bottle and can.
 
The Overall Champion Cask beer is Gloucester Brewery’s 9% ABV ‘Imperial Stout’ – a punchy beer described as ‘rich, smooth, and warming, with aromas of roasted coffee and sultanas.’
 
In the craft keg competition it was Scottish brewery Swannay that took home the Overall Gold with their ‘Muckle IPA’, explained by the brewers as such ‘Muckle means big and this is one mighty IPA, breathe in the hops!’.
 
In the can and bottle competition it was Wibblers Brewery’s ‘Port Infused Imperial Stoat’ which like the cask winner is another big and bold imperial stout, this time infused with the flavours of port, and also 9% abv.
 
Jared Brown, Founder of Gloucester Brewery accepted the award along with his team at BeerX UK: “It means a lot to win this award amongst so many fantastic breweries and where the standard has been so high. Even to get [category] Gold was enough, but then to go on and win the overall Gold is amazing. It’s a really complex beer and at nine per cent you can really pack in loads of flavour and make the beer deep and complex.”
 
John Middleton was collecting the award on behalf of the Wibblers Brewery team, “To get two golds including the overall champion is a massive achievement and the team will be delighted. It’s got a really complex recipe of malts which contribute hugely to it’s flavour – it’s a really superb beer.”
 
The SIBA Independent Beer Awards at BeerX UK are the trade association’s National finals and in order to earn a place at the competition brewers must first win at their regional competition – making these overall Champions very much the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to British independent craft beer.
 
SIBA Competitions Chair Guy Sheppard, a brewer himself at Exe Valley in the South West, congratulated the winners on their huge achievement: “The SIBA Independent Beer Awards represent the culmination of a year’s worth of regional awards in the run up to the National Finals held here at BeerX UK in Liverpool. These really are the best of the best independent craft beers in cask, keg, bottle and can, and I would like to congratulate all of the winners and in particular our overall golds. Very well done!”

Full Winners List

Overall Champion of the Cask Competition
 

Sponsored by Close Brothers Brewery Rentals   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Gloucester Brewery   Imperial Stout  9.0
Silver  Loch Lomond Brewery   Lost in Mosaic  5
Bronze  Shiny Brewery   Wrench  4.4

Cask British Dark Beers (up to 4.4%)

Sponsored by IC Filling Systems Ltd   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Shiny Brewery   Wrench  4.4
Silver  West Berkshire Brewery   Maggs’ Magnificent Mild   3.8
Bronze  Brewster’s Brewery   Aromatic Porter  4.4

Cask British Dark Beers (4.5 to 6.4%)

Sponsored by Rankin Bros & Sons   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Weal Ales Brewery   Centwealial Milk Stout  4.9
Silver  Windswept Brewing Co Ltd   Wolf  6
Bronze  Green-Jack Brewing Co.   lurcher  4.8

Cask British Bitters (up to 4.4%)

Sponsored by Murphy & Son Ltd   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Fyne Ales Ltd   Hurricane Jack  4.4
Silver  The Earl Soham Brewery Ltd   Albert Ale  4.4
Bronze  Prescott Ales   Hill Climb  3.8

Cask Premium Bitters (4.5 to 6.4%) 

Sponsored by Charles Faram & Co Ltd   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Great Oakley Brewery   Gobble  4.5
Silver  Whitstable Brewery   Pearl of Kent  4.5
Bronze  Milton Brewery   Minerva  4.6

Cask Session IPA (up to 4.3%)

Sponsored by Thomas Fawcett & Sons Ltd   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Quantock Brewery   QPA  4.0
Silver  Loch Lomond Brewery   Southern Summit  4
Bronze  Great Oakley Brewery   Tiffield Thunderbolt  4.2

Cask Premium PAs (4.4 to 5.4%)

Sponsored by Crisp Malting Group   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Loch Lomond Brewery   Lost in Mosaic  5
Silver  Ainsty Ales   Cool Citra  4.4
Bronze  Bedlam Brewery   Bedlam Amagansett   5.0

Cask IPA (5.5 to 6.4%)

Sponsored by Rankin Bros & Sons   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Oakham Ales   Green Devil IPA  6.0
Silver  Loch Lomond Brewery   Bravehop  6
Bronze  Saltaire Brewery   Unity  6

Cask Speciality Light Beers

Sponsored by Rankin Bros & Sons   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Avid Brewing Co Limited   Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Pale  4.6
Silver  Moor Beer Company   Do It Together  5.2
Bronze  Ferry Ales Brewery Ltd   Farmhouse Ale  5.0

Cask Speciality Mid to Dark Beers

Sponsored by NFU Mutual   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Gloucester Brewery   Imperial Stout  9.0
Silver  Hammerton Brewery   CRUNCH  5.4
Bronze  RedWillow Brewery Ltd   Smokeless  5.7

Cask Strong Beers 6.5% and over

Sponsored by Bulk Storage & Process Systems Ltd   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Loch Lomond Brewery   Outlander  6.5
Silver  Exmoor Ales   Exmoor Beast  6.6
Bronze  Bowland Brewery   Dragonglass  7.4

 
 Overall Champion of the Bottle/Can Beers

Sponsored by Schoeller Allibert Limited   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Wibblers Brewery (Farms) Ltd   Port infused Imperial Stoat.  9.0
Silver  The Sheffield Brewery Company   Berlin Black  5.7
Bronze  Sonnet 43 Brew House   Miss Scarlets Revolver Toasted Coconut Mocha Porter  6.8

Bottle/Can British Dark Beers (up to 4.4%)

Sponsored by Norriq Ltd   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Wolf Brewery   Sirius Dog Star  4.4
Silver  Stonehouse Brewery Limited   Ballast  4.4
Bronze  Cullercoats Brewery Limited   Polly Donkin  4.3

Bottle/Can British Dark Beers (4.5 to 6.4%)

Sponsored by Cask Brewing Systems Inc   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  The Sheffield Brewery Company   Berlin Black  5.7
Silver  Electric Bear Brewing Company   Inspector Remorse   4.7
Bronze  East London Brewing Company Ltd.   Quadrant Oatmeal Stout  5.8

Bottle/Can British Bitters (up to 4.4%)

Sponsored by Napthens   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Liberation Brewery   Liberation Ale  4.0
Silver  Loddon Brewery   Night Of The Stag  4.4
Bronze  Acorn Brewery of Barnsley Ltd   Yorkshire Pride  3.7

Bottle/Can Premium Bitters (4.5 to 6.4%)

Sponsored by Beatson Clark   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Wold Top Brewery   Wold Gold  4.8
Silver  Cheddar Ales Ltd   Karst  4.9
Bronze  Fyne Ales Ltd   Highlander  4.8

Bottle/Can Session IPA (up to 4.3%)

Sponsored by Rastal GmbH X Co KG   Brewery Product ABV
Gold  RedWillow Brewery Ltd   Weightless  4.2
Silver  Gun Dog Ales   Jack’s Spaniels   

 

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