Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A Silkie Success for Loch Lomond Brewery

Loch Lomond Brewery wins top prize on the opening day of The CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Scottish Real Ale Festival 2017 in Edinburgh.

The brewery’s most decorated beer and winner of a number of SIBA and CAMRA awards, Silkie Stout is a 5% rich and indulgent chocolate, coffee and orange stout named after the creature of mythical Scottish folklore. The Silkies or Selkies were said to be seal-people who shed their skins to walk on land.

After winning champion Stout of Scotland in 2016, Loch Lomond returned to the Scottish Real Ale Festival to be crowned Champion Beer of Scotland Award 2017.

The competition is held on the opening day of the three day festival running from the 6th to the 8th July at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

Sarah Bellis, CAMRA's Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland says: "Congratulations to Loch Lomond brewery for winning the Champion Beer of Scotland award for its Silkie Stout, which is one of the highest beer accolades in Scotland. The judges were particularly impressed with the balanced flavours of chocolate and coffee and its drinkability. It truly is a beer for any occasion!"

Fiona Maceachern, Managing Director at Loch Lomond brewery says: “We are over the moon to win the Champion Beer of Scotland award! The Silkie Stout is one of our originals and has been a great beer for us; it has just gone from strength to strength and consistently does us proud in competition throughout the UK”.

Loch Lomond Brewery, founded in 2011 by Fiona and Euan MacEachern takes inspiration from the iconic and spectacular beauty that is Loch Lomond, the UK's largest expanse of fresh water.

Utilising the highest quality of malts and a diverse range of hops from across the world then combining this with exceptional water, fresh from Glen Finlas in the foothills of the western shores of Loch Lomond, we create the award winning beers that you know and love.

In just six years the brewery has went from strength to strength, from signing big trade deals with the likes of Marks & Spencer to exporting products throughout Europe to winning Champion Cask Beer of Britain in 2016 for Southern Summit. This is yet another great achievement in Loch Lomond Brewery’s journey and long may the success continue! With massive plans being put into place over the next few years, Loch Lomond will be a brewery to watch for new and innovative recipes, new styles and even more great beer!



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