Cheers as firm brews up a competition win

Production Director Matthew Fawson of Mordue Brewery at North Shields with his award winning beers.'REF 3003152806
Production Director Matthew Fawson of Mordue Brewery at North Shields with his award winning beers.'REF 3003152806

A North Shields brewery is celebrating after picking up another two awards.

Mordue Brewery, based on the Tyne Tunnel Industrial Estate, was among nine north east winners at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Beer Competition.

It’s nice to get some recognition for ourselves but also the other breweries in the region.

Matthew Fawson, Mordue Brewery director of operations

The company, which has won more than 40 awards in its 20 years, won gold for its Killswitch 51 in the bottle beer category and bronze for Oatmeal Stout in the dark ales and stouts.

Matthew Fawson, director of operations, said: “It’s nice to get some recognition for ourselves but also the other breweries in the region.

“We’ve constantly been producing high quality beers. It’s good to be judged against your peers, we’ve got some great breweries in the area.”

He added: “Killswitch was created three years ago for a Battle of Beers festival and only uses one malt. Last year it won awards from SIBA so it proves we constantly brew good cask and bottle beers.

“The Stout was brewed for a Wetherspoons festival and it has been that popular we brought it into our range.

“It was a nice surprise it won its category and got a bronze award.”

SIBA chairman Guy Sheppard said: “With close to 800 brewers now members of SIBA, competition for our awards is fierce and all our winners can be very proud of their achievement.

“We congratulate them on brewing beers that have been judged as the best in the country and we hope they will use this success to market their beers to pubs and consumers in the future.

“I would like to wish them every success within the vibrant, innovative British brewing industry.”