Cheers! North Shields brewery wins another award
An award winning brewery has raised a glass after picking up another accolade.
Cullercoats Brewery in North Shields took top spot in the Society of Independent Brewers’ SIBA North East Independent Beer Awards.
It took home overall Gold in the cask beer competition with its Polly Donkin Oatmeal Stout and Bronze in the bottle and can competition with its Royal Sovereign Barley Wine.
Bill Scantlebury, head brewer, said: “This is the most important award for us to to win as it’s judged by our peers and industry colleagues.
“It’s a fantastic pat on the back and we’re very proud to win.
“It’s great to see traditional beers like this winning against such varied competition too. With all of the amazing beers in this competition it’s brilliant that a traditional British oatmeal stout and a barley wine can win.”
He added: “Polly Donkin has a complex recipe with seven different grains and all British hops – Bramling Cross and Jester – which give fruity flavours on top of that lovely roasted malt base, which is very creamy tasting from the oats.”
SIBA’s head of PR and marketing Neil Walker said: “I’d like to congratulate all of the winners, and in particular Cullercoats and Ossett who took the overall top spots. Winning these awards is a huge achievement and I wish you the best of luck at the national finals.”
Winners now go forward to compete at the national finals in Liverpool next year.