Malton’s Brass Castle Brewery Scoops The Northeast’s Top Awards At York Beer Festival
Winning the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) northeast Champion Beer for Sunshine IPA last year was an incredible achievement for Malton’s town centre microbrewery. But this year, Brass Castle Brewery has gone one better! Amongst SIBA awards and local CAMRA awards announced at York Beer Festival this week, Brass Castle stole the show with nine gongs for five different beers – including the prestigious overall northeast SIBA Champion Beer for their Burnout beech-smoked porter and overall northeast SIBA Champion Bottled Beer for Sunshine IPA.
Brewer Matthew Hall was ecstatic: “It’s a wonderful achievement and fantastic to get recognition for beers across the range. I’m really pleased that our strong barrel-aged stingo ale did so well in the York CAMRA Locale competition, where it won its category and came runner-up overall. It’s a particular favourite of mine and a good traditional beer – we only brew it once a year! The best thing is to be in such good company. There are brilliant breweries in this part of the world, so it’s great to be counted among the best of them.”