19 Midlands’ beers make it through to SIBA’s National Beer Competition Final
A total of 19 beers from the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) Midlands region have been selected for a place in the National finals taking place at BeerX, SIBA’s flagship event.
There will be a total of 7 cask beers, 8 ‘small pack’ (bottled and canned) beers, and 4 craft keg beers in the competition, with the overall Gold Champion winners being announced at the evening awards ceremony on the 16th of March.
“SIBA’s beer competition represents the very best in British brewing across all formats, from traditional cask and bottled beer to the growing number of craft canned and kegged beers. Having made it to the top of their regional competitions these beers are already winners, but the final National judging which takes place at BeerX is designed to find the very best of the best.” Mike Benner, SIBA Managing Director.
The BeerX ‘Festival of Beer’, where the beers in the competition along with many more can be enjoyed by the public, will feature over 300 different beers this year including 20 brand new brewery bars serving craft keg, bottled and canned beer.
Breweries from the region in the running are Blue Monkey Brewery, Charnwood Brewery, Dancing Duck Brewery, Dukeries Brewery, Fixed Wheel Brewery, Great Oakley Brewery, Idle Valley Brewery, Kinver Brewery, Lincoln Green Brewing Company, Magpie Brewery, Marston’s, Slater’s Ales, Thornbridge Brewery, Titanic Brewery, and Weal Ales Brewery.
BeerX takes place at iceSheffield in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, from the 16th-19th March, for more information visit beerx.org
For further information contact SIBA Press Manager Neil Walker via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07493 883273
Representatives from many of the breweries below will be available to speak at BeerX, please call the number above for further information.
Beers from the Midlands region through to the National beer competition final at BeerX:
Location Brewery Name Beer Name ABV
Nottinghamshire Blue Monkey Brewery Big Blue 6.8
Nottinghamshire Blue Monkey Brewery Chocolate Guerrilla 4.9
Leicestershire Charnwood Brewery American Pale Ale 4.8
Derbyshire Dancing Duck Brewery Dark Drake 4.5
Nottinghamshire Dukeries Brewery Farmers Branch 5.0
West Midlands Fixed Wheel Brewery Blackheath Stout 5.0
Northamptonshire Great Oakley Brewery Wagtail 3.9
Nottinghamshire Idle Valley Brewery Limited Vacant Gesture 3.8
Staffordshire Kinver Brewery Over the Edge 7.5
Nottinghamshire Lincoln Green Brewing Company Archer 4.0
Nottinghamshire Magpie Brewery Raven Stout 4.4
West Midlands Marston’s Beer Company Marston’s Pedigree New World Pale Ale 3.8
West Midlands Marston’s Beer Company Revisionist Dark IPA 4.8
West Midlands Marston’s Beer Company Shipyard American Pale Ale 4.5
Staffordshire Slater’s Ales Queen Bee 4.2
Derbyshire Thornbridge Brewery Chiron 5.0
Derbyshire Thornbridge Brewery Kill Your Darlings 5.0
Staffordshire Titanic Brewery Plum Porter 4.5
Staffordshire Weal Ales Brewery Ltd Weller Weal 4.6