Arkell's strikes gold at SIBA's BeerX awards

By James Wallin

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The Arkell's team, including George and Alex Arkell (front), show off their award
The Arkell's team, including George and Alex Arkell (front), show off their award
Wiltshire brewer Alex Arkell has described the Gold award presented to his company at last week’s BeerX celebrations as “the ulitmate endorsement of our beer”.

Arkell’s 1843 lager was judged Champion Beer in the pale and golden lagers category at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) awards in Sheffield.

The BeerX awards saw around 2,000 entries to the initial regional heats with 300 finalist beers.

Mr Arkell said: “To receive a top award in this competition, judged against some of the finest brewers in the country, is the ultimate endorsement of the quality of our beer. We are delighted to be leaving Sheffield with a trophy.”

SIBA chief executive Julian Grocock, said, “The number of smaller brewers has grown rapidly over recent years, meaning there are ever more brewers competing for the top prizes. To progress to the national finals is impressive in itself, and to then come through to win one a Gold award is a real achievement. Our hearty congratulations go to Arkell’s.”

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