Leading Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, is celebrating the win of a prestigious national accolade after their popular beer Jack Back earned a Gold Award at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Independent Beer Awards.
Jack Back fought off competition from hundreds of other entrants to win Gold in the ‘Champion Keg Standard Bitters & Pale Ales’ category at the awards ceremony, which took place at SIBA’s BeerX event in Sheffield on Friday 17 March. The UK-wide competition is open to all craft brewers around the country and each year receives hundreds of entrants, with over 400 beers entered in the keg competition this year.
Jo Stewart, Stewart Brewing co-founder, commented: “It’s amazing to win this award and we are extremely proud. The competition was so fierce with loads of great beers from well-respected brewers. It’s a massive result for our whole team and our customers who continue to support us. It was also great to see many other Scottish brewers do so well in the competition too.”
Speaking about the winning beer, she added; “Jack Back pours pale straw in colour with strong citrus and tropical fruit aromas and a touch of blueberry. The taste is light, crisp & refreshing, with a smooth hoppy finish.”
Mike Benner, SIBA Managing Director, said “It is fantastic to see such high quality beers across a range of formats in this year’s biggest ever beer competition. With hundreds of entries across cask, keg, bottle and can this really was the cream of the crop in terms of independent craft beers from the UK. It’s also clear fantastic tasting beer is being produced by our members across the length of Britain, but that Scotland brewers have proved to be a particular hit with judges in 2017.”
SIBA also acknowledged that the awards have highlighted the diversity of independent craft beer that is now being brewed in the UK.
Jack Back (3.7% ABV) is available in the Stewart Brewing brewery shop in Loanhead and the new Stewart’s Dockside Tap shop in Leith, as well as in select Edinburgh pubs and bars including Deacon Brodies, The Haymarket and The Mitre.
The Stewart Brewing brewery is located at Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, 26a Dryden Rd, Loanhead.
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