Saltaire’s winning form makes for extra special Yorkshire Day
Yorkshire Day was an extra special celebration for Saltaire Brewery when it scored a hat-trick of wins at the inaugural Market Town Taverns Yorkshire Beer Awards.
After being shortlisted from around 80 Yorkshire beers, a final online public vote resulted in the Brewery winning three out of the six categories. Saltaire Pride 3.9% was voted Best Bitter, Stateside IPA 6% – Best IPA and Saltaire Gold 4% was Craft Keg winner. Saltaire Pride was Champion Beer and overall winner of the competition that attracted entries from 35 leading Yorkshire brewers.
Tony Gartland, Managing Director and founder of the Brewery said: “I’m very proud to receive this endorsement from Yorkshire beer drinkers, but these awards are also about recognising and celebrating the growth of craft brewing in Yorkshire. Market Town Taverns are taking a lead with this and I can see these awards becoming one of the region’s most prestigious beer occasions.
“It’s an exciting time for the industry where more established breweries like ourselves are working alongside new breweries and driving innovation, which is creating growth in a challenging economic environment. And of course, Yorkshire real ale drinkers are a very discerning crowd who want quality, flavour and choice. We’re even expanding this year to meet growing demand and our aim is to keep producing even more award-winning beers.”