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Scotland names its ‘best beers’

By Nicholas Robinson contact

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Winning beer: 30 awards given on the night
Winning beer: 30 awards given on the night

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BrewDog, Caledonian Brewery and the Tempest Brewing Company have been named, among many other brewers, as producing some of Scotland’s top beers.

Large and small brewers gathered in Edinburgh last night at the Scottish Beer Awards to find out which beers are the best Scotland has to offer.

Around 30 prizes were awarded on the night, with the overall award for Scottish Brewery of the Year going to the Tempest Brewing Co, after it took home four gold medals for its Old Parochial, Brave New World, Red Eye Flight and Mexicake beers.

The Borders-based brewery also won the Growth Business of the Year Award for growing its sales by over 200%.

Chair of the judging panel Hillary Jones, said: “The Scottish Beer Awards recognises the fantastic range of beers now brewed in Scotland.

“With such a large amount of high-quality premium product available, the brewing industry in Scotland can continue its growth in the UK and internationally with great confidence.

“Winning a Scottish Beer Award is a tremendous badge of honour and we wish our winners and finalists the best of success.”

The Winners

Category

Brewery

Product

Prize

Best Amber or Dark Ale

William Bros

Pavlov's Dog

Gold

BrewDog

5AM Saint

Silver

Orkney Brewery

Dark Island

Bronze

Best British Style Ale

Brewery

Product

Award

Tempest Brewing Co

Old Parochial

Gold

Fallen Brewing

Local Motive

Silver

Black Wolf

William Wallace

Bronze

Best IPA

Brewery

Product

Award

Tempest Brewing Co

Brave New World

Gold

Black Isle Brewing Co

Gold Finch

Silver

BrewDog

Punk IPA

Bronze

Best Lager/Pilsner

Brewery

Product

Award

Fallen Brewing

New World Odyssey

Gold

Edinburgh Beer Factory

Paolozzi

Silver

Williams Bros

Caesar Augustus

Bronze

Best Pale Ale

Brewery

Product

Award

Caledonian Brewery

Coast to Coast

Gold

Tempest Brewing Co

The Pale Armadillo

Silver

St. Andrews Brewing Co 

Crail Ale

Bronze

Best Porter or Stout

Brewery

Product

Award

Tempest Brewing Co

Red Eye Flight

Gold

Black Isle Brewing Co

Porter

Silver

Drygate Brewery

Orinoco

Bronze

Best Speciality Beer

Brewery

Product

Award

Tempest Brewing Co

Mexicake

Gold

Dead End Brew Machine

Death One

Silver

Orkney Brewery

Dark Island Reserve

Bronze

Brewery

Product

Innovation of the Year

BrewDog

Excellence in Marketing

BrewDog

Product Development

Caledonian

Exporter of the Year

Windswept Brewing Co and Belhaven Brewery

Growth Business

Tempest Brewing Company

Beer Destination

Tennents

Master Brewer

Ari Rovati

Six°north

Brewery of the Year

Tempest Brewing Co

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