Brampton Mild named best beer in the Midlands at Independent Beer Awards 

SIBA

 

Brampton Mild from Brampton brewery has been named the best beer in the Midlands by judges at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards last night, hosted by the Birmingham CAMRA Beer festival.

 

The awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), are unique in that the majority of judges are brewers themselves from independent craft breweries across the UK – making them the ‘brewers’ choice awards’ in the industry.

 

“I would like to congratulate Brampton brewery on being judged the best beer in the Midlands in these closely fought independent beer awards. The quality of entries this year was extremely high and judges had a difficult job separating the overall winners from a competitive pack. Those named champions in this year’s awards should be hugely proud of their achievement.” Guy Sheppard, SIBA Chairman

 

Chris Radford from Brampton brewery accepted the award at the competition, and had this to say on their win,

 

“The fact this award is voted for by our peers, by brewers, makes it very special. We brew beer we love and don’t expect to walk away with prizes, but this one means a lot. It’s brewed with love and with passion.”

 

SIBA’s small pack competition, which judges the regions best bottled and canned beers from independent brewers, also took place yesterday, with Bayern of Thornbridge taking the overall Gold.

 

“I’ve always said every win is important as it highlights the quality of the beer, but the SIBA award is different as it’s brewers doing rating. Bayern is a classic Germanic style and this win also highlights that British Brewers are as good as any in the world, and not just at traditional British styles.” Alex Buchanan of Thornbridge Brewery.

 

For further information please visit http://www.siba.co.uk/events/regional-competitions/midlands/2016-2

 

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For further information please contact SIBA’s PR & marketing Manager Neil Walker via neil.walker@siba.co.uk

 

Overall Champion Cask Beer of the Competition
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GOLD Brampton Brewery Brampton Mild
SILVER Great Oakley Brewery Tiffield Thunderbolt
BRONZE Purity Brewing Company Pure Gold

 

Standard Milds & Brown Ales

GOLD Springhead  Fine Ales Limited Drop o’ the Black Stuff
SILVER Merrimen Brewing Ltd Black Beauty
BRONZE Great Oakley Brewery Welland Valley Mild

 

Standard Bitters & Pale Ales

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GOLD Purity Brewing Company Pure Gold
SILVER Totally Brewed Guardina of the Forest
BRONZE Slater’s Ales Rye IPA

 

Best Bitters & Pale Ales 

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GOLD Great Oakley Brewery Tiffield Thunderbolt
SILVER Rebellion Beer Company Ltd Smuggler
BRONZE Brunswick Brewing Company Triple Hop

 

Premium Bitters & Pale Ales

Sponsored by Muntons PLC

GOLD Derby Brewing Company Drop it like it’s hop!
SILVER Kinver Brewery Noble
BRONZE Dancing Duck Brewery Waddle it be?

 

Strong Bitters & Pale Ales

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GOLD Slater’s Ales Haka
SILVER Shiny Brewing Co. Disco Balls
BRONZE XT Brewing Company XPA – American IPA

 

Premium Strong Beers

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GOLD Castle Rock Brewery Traffic Street Specials #8 Guns of Navarone
SILVER Thornbridge Brewery Saint Petersburg
BRONZE Kinver Brewery Over the Edge

 

Porters, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds & Strong Brown Ales

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GOLD Brampton Brewery Brampton Mild
SILVER Windsor Castle Brewery Ltd Sadler’s Mud City Stout
BRONZE Castle Rock Brewery Sherwood Reserve

 

Speciality Beers

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GOLD Backyard Brewhouse Ltd Coaltown
SILVER Peak Ales Ltd. Chatsworth Gold
BRONZE Idle Valley Brewery Ltd Coconut shy PA

 

 

 

Overall Champion Small Pack of the Competition

Sponsored by Label Apeel

GOLD Thornbridge Brewery Bayern 
SILVER Idle Valley Brewery Ltd Vacant gesture
BRONZE Magpie Brewery Pica Oatmeal Stout

 

Small Pack – Standard Mild Ales & Brown Ales

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GOLD The Loose Cannon Brewing Company Abingdon Bridge
SILVER Brampton Brewery Impy Dark
BRONZE Pheasantry Brewery Dark Ale

 

Small Pack – Standard Bitters & Pale Ales

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GOLD Idle Valley Brewery Ltd Vacant gesture
SILVER Weal Ales Brewery Wealy Hopper
BRONZE The Chiltern Brewery Gold

 

Small Pack – Premium Bitters & Pale Ales

GOLD Thornbridge Brewery AM:PM
SILVER Great Oakley Brewery Gobble
BRONZE The Chiltern Brewery John Hampden’s Ale

 

Small Pack – Strong Bitters & Pales Ales 

GOLD Purity Brewing Company Longhorn IPA
SILVER Holden’s Brewery Dragon’s Blood
BRONZE Idle Valley Brewery Ltd Unpretentious Declarant

 

Small Pack – Premium Strong Beers

GOLD Magpie Brewery Pica Oatmeal Stout
SILVER Thornbridge Brewery Wild Raven 
BRONZE Idle Valley Brewery Ltd 45th parallel 

 

Small Pack – Standard Lager & Pilsners

GOLD Charnwood Brewery Liska
Small Pack – Premium Lager & Pilsners

GOLD Thornbridge Brewery Bayern 

 

Small Pack – Porters, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds & Strong Brown Ale

GOLD Lymestone Brewery Ltd Stone the Crows
SILVER Weal Ales Brewery Centwealial Milk Stout
BRONZE Brampton Brewery Brampton Mild

 

Small Pack – Speciality Beers 

GOLD

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