22 South West beers make it through to SIBA’s National Beer Competition Final
A total of 22 beers from the Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) South West 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 7 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 Arkells Brewery, Firebrand Brewing Co, Hop Kettle Brewery, Otter Brewery, The Wild Beer Co, Yeovil Ales, Bath Ales Ltd, Cheddar Ales Ltd, Coastal Brewery, Dawkins Ales, Harbour Brewing Co. , Liberation Brewery, Moor Beer Company, Palmers Brewery, Plain Ales Brewery Ltd, Ramsbury brewing & Distilling.Co, South Hams Brewery, St Austell, Wadworth, and Yeovil Ales.
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 region through to the National beer competition final at BeerX:
Location Brewery Name Beer Name ABV
Wiltshire Arkells Brewery 1843 Craft Lager 4.2
Cornwall Firebrand Brewing Co BreakOut IPA 6.5
Wiltshire Hop Kettle Brewery Flapjack Marmalade 7.3
Devon Otter Brewery Tarka 4.8
Somerset The Wild Beer Co Bibble 4.2
Somerset The Wild Beer Co Madness IPA 6.8
Somerset Yeovil Ales POSH IPA 5.4
Bath Bath Ales Ltd Ginger Hare 3.9
Somerset Cheddar Ales Ltd Summer Pale Ale 4.4
Cornwall Coastal Brewery Merry Maidens Mild 4.0
Bristol Dawkins Ales Bristol Blonde 3.8
Cornwall Harbour Brewing Co. Pale Ale 6.0
Jersey Liberation Brewery Liberation IPA 4.8
Bristol Moor Beer Company Old Freddy Walker 7.4
Dorset Palmers Brewery Palmers 200 5.0
Wiltshire Plain Ales Brewery Ltd Inncognito 4.8
Wiltshire Ramsbury brewing & Distilling.Co ltd Hells highway 3.8
Wiltshire Ramsbury brewing & Distilling.Co ltd Red Ram lager 4.5
Devon South Hams Brewery Wild Blonde 4.4
Cornwall St Austell Brewery Big Job 7.2
Wiltshire Wadworth & Co Ltd Old Timer 5.8
Somerset Yeovil Ales Ruby 4.5