Saltaire Gold wins Brewery its second International Brewing Gold Medal
Yorkshire’s Saltaire Brewery has just added another International Brewing Awards Gold Medal to its haul of more than 50 national and international awards, with its first kegged ale, Saltaire Gold 4.0% – judged to be the world’s best keg ale under 4.4% ABV.
The Brewery only launched Saltaire Gold last November, and it is its first keg product. While the quality of Saltaire’s cask ales is well recognised, to receive this prestigious international award for its first kegged beer is an achievement that has surprised the Brewery team.
As Head Brewer, Tony Gartland explains, “We designed Saltaire Gold for pubs, restaurants and bars that aren’t able to offer the traditional cask ales that we’re best known for. While we were very pleased with its flavour which has also proved popular with customers, I really didn’t expect us to win a top international award! It’s a great testament to our commitment to brew top quality, tasty, award-winning beer in cask, keg and bottles.”
For those wanting to offer Saltaire Gold to their customers, Sales Director Ewen Gordon emphasises its limited availability, “Saltaire Gold has only been available for our local trade customers since November. Despite the excitement that this award is bound to create, it will be a little time before we’re able to distribute outside of our Yorkshire heartland, but we’d welcome any enquiries – just get in touch with us.”
The bi-annual International Brewing Awards competition, which took three days to judge, attracts more than 1,000 entries from all over the world in six categories. Commonly known as the ‘Brewers Oscars’, it is judged by currently working professional brewers who have acknowledged expertise in the tasting and commercial evaluation of beers.
Saltaire Gold 4% is a refreshing straw coloured keg ale with a creamy malt base and a sharp, spicy hop flavour from Czech hops. It has a pleasing spicy bitterness and pleasant citrus finish.