Yeovil Ales and Palmers Brewery win in the South West

“Tally Ho” by Palmers Brewery and “YPA” by Yeovil Ales have taken home the two top spots in the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2019. The awards took place prior to the famous Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival in Newton Abbot and are run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). The trade association represents independent craft brewers across the UK, who are now brewing the broadest range of beer styles ever seen, to quench the thirst for independent craft beer from drinkers and pub-goers.

“Tally Ho” by Palmers Brewery was named overall Champion Cask beer at the competition and is described as strong, complex and full of deep distinctive flavours with a rich fruit cake flavour. First brewed in the 1940s, this prize-winning dark strong old ale has a loyal following among real ale connoisseurs.

“YPA” by Yeovil Ales took home the overall Gold in the ‘Bottle & Can’ competition and is a

a smooth, fruity taste sensation. The notes of citrus fruit and sweeter peaches and apricots are provided by a well-crafted blend of pale malts and aromatic hops.
The awards, which were presented at Tucker’s Maltings Beer festival last night, are judged by fellow brewers and other representatives from the industry, making these the much coveted ‘brewers’ choice’ awards in the South West.

“The new outdoor venue has proved a great success and the quality of the beers this year has been as high as ever – with some amazing cask, bottle and canned beers on show in the competition. I would like to congratulate all of the winners and in particular the overall Golds, which really are the best of the best craft beer from the South West.” Guy Sheppard, SIBA Competitions Chairman

SIBA’s Independent Beer Awards took place prior to the opening of the Tuckers Maltings Beer festival, Newton Abbot, which continues today and tomorrow. The beer categories were given a shakeup last year to include more categories for hoppy IPA’s and other now-popular beer styles, meaning the breadth of beer styles on show at the beer festival is broader than ever.

Darren Batten from Palmers Brewery said “On our 225th birthday it’s thrilling to win the top gold for ‘Tally Ho’ at the SIBA South West beer competition. It’s a treat, I’m lost for words!”

As well as cask beers the competition also judges the best bottled and canned beers from across the region, in a variety of style categories.

Dr Declan Teare, Head Brewer at Yeovil Ales said on his win “Given the amazing quality of beers in the South West it’s incredible to be judged by our peers with YPA as the best bottled beer in the region. Yeovil Pale Ale is our double IPA style, easy drinking beer and it’s one of our favourites!”

Members of the public will get a chance to taste the best beers in the South West at the Tucker’s Maltings Beer Festival which continues today and tomorrow. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/TuckersMaltings.BeerFestival/

SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2019

     Overall Champion of the Cask Competition

Sponsored by Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Palmers Brewery  Tally Ho! 5.5
Silver  Eight Arch Brewing Co.  Square Logic 4.2
Bronze  Otter Brewery  Otter Amber 4.0

Cask British Dark Beers (up to 4.4%)

 

Sponsored by SPASoft Ltd

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Padstow Brewing Co Padstow Pilot 4.0
Silver  Coastal Brewery merry maidens mild 4.0
Bronze  country life Brewery Old Appledore 3.7

Cask British Dark Beers (4.5 to 6.4%)

 

 

  Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Palmers Brewery  Tally Ho! 5.5
Silver  Yeovil Ales  Night Train 6.0
Bronze  Fine Tuned Brewery  Twist & Stout 4.5

Cask British Bitters (up to 4.4%)

 

Sponsored by Charles Faram & Co. Ltd

  Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Otter Brewery Otter Amber 4.0
Silver  South Hams Brewery Wild Blonde 4.4
Bronze  Dawkins Ales Bristol Blonde 3.8

Cask Premium Bitters (4.5 to 6.4%)

 

Sponsored by Rankin Brother & Sons

  Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Noss Beer Works  Ebb Rock 4.9
Silver  Harbour Brewing Co  Cornish Bitter 4.5
Bronze  Isle of Purbeck Brewery  Purbeck IPA 4.8

Cask Session IPA (up to 4.3%)

 

Sponsored by Rastal GmbH & Co. Ltd

  Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Eight Arch Brewing Co. Square Logic 4.2
Silver  Quantock Brewery QPA 4.0
Bronze  Harbour Brewing Co Daymer Extra Pale Ale 3.8

Cask Premium PAs (4.4 to 5.4%)

 

Sponsored by Crisp Malting Group

  Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Quantock Brewery  Titanium 5.1
Silver  Salcombe Brewery Co.  Salcombe Pale Ale 4.6
Bronze  Eight Arch Brewing Co.  Easy Life 5.0

Cask IPA (5.5 to 6.4%)

 

 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Brewhouse and Kitchen Ltd Prince Ranji 6.0
Silver  Eight Arch Brewing Co. Corbel 5.5
Bronze  Wild Beer Co Fresh 5.5

Cask Speciality Light Beers

 

 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Keystone Brewery  Gold Spice 4.0
Silver  Art Brew  Raspberry Pale 4.4
Bronze  Cheddar Ales Ltd  Bedstraw 4.4

Cask Speciality Mid to Dark Beers

 

 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Plain Ales Brewery Ltd Inncognito 4.8
Silver  Dawkins Ales Foresters Black 4.8
Bronze  Hanlons Brewery Port Stout 4. 


Cask Strong Beers 6.5% and over

 

 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Isle of Avalon Brewery  Arthurs Ale 6.6
Silver  Brewhouse and Kitchen Ltd  Shredder 7.0
Bronze  Exmoor Ales  Exmoor Beast 6.6


Champion
Bottle/Can Beers

 

Sponsored by Atlas Packaging

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Yeovil Ales  YPA 7.3
Silver  Eight Arch Brewing Co.  Corbel 5.5
Bronze  Eight Arch Brewing Co.  Square Logic 4.2

Bottle/Can British Dark Beers (up to 4.4%)

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Black Tor Brewery Raven 4.2
Silver  Castle Brewery Moat Mild 4.4
Bronze  Kettlesmith Brewing Company Plotline 4.4


Bottle/Can British Dark Beers (4.5 to 6.4%)

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Salcombe Brewery Co.  Island Street Porter 5.9
Silver  Box Steam Brewery  Funnel Blower 4.5
Bronze  Padstow Brewing Co  The Smoke 5.5

Bottle/Can British Bitters (up to 4.4%)

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Stonehenge Ales Ltd Heel Stone 4.3
Silver  Liberation Brewery Liberation Ale 4.0
Bronze  Padstow Brewing Co Padstow Pale Ale 3.6

Bottle/Can Premium Bitters (4.5 to 6.4%)

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  country life Brewery  Golden Pig 4.7
Silver  Cheddar Ales Ltd  Karst 4.9
Bronze  Hunters brewery ltd  hunters premium 4.8

Bottle/Can Session IPA (up to 4.3%)

 

 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Eight Arch Brewing Co. Square Logic 4.2
Silver  Harbour Brewing Co Ellensberg Session IPA 4.3
Bronze  Skinner’s Brewing Co Ltd Lushingtons IPA 4.2

Bottle/Can Premium PAs (4.4 to 5.4%)

 

Sponsored by Beatson ClarkLtd

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Firebrand Brewing  West Coast Session IPA 4.5
Silver   Driftwood Spars Brewery  Lou’s Brew 5.0
Bronze  Quantock Brewery  Titanium 5.1

Bottle/Can IPA (5.5 to 6.4%)

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Eight Arch Brewing Co. Corbel 5.5
Silver  Dawkins Ales Ultra 6.2
Bronze  Harbour Brewing Co Antipodean IPA 5.5

Bottle/Can Imperial IPA (6.5% and over)

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Yeovil Ales  YPA 7.3
Silver  Hunters brewery ltd  full bore 6.8
Bronze  Downton Brewery  Endeavour 10.0

 Bottle/Can Session Lager & Pilsners

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Cheddar Ales Ltd Bedstraw 4.4
Silver  Red Rock Brewery Devon Pilsner 4.1
Bronze  Arkells Brewery Ltd Malthouse craft lager 4.2

Bottle/Can Premium Lager & Pilsners

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Powderkeg Brewery  Cut Loose 4.7
Silver  Hop Kettle Brewery  Ceru Pils 4.8
Bronze  Moor Beer Company  Pils 5.2

Bottle/Can Speciality Light Beers

 

 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  South Hams Brewery Cloch Point 6.8
Silver  Padstow Brewing Co Lobster Tale 4.5
Bronze  Hop Kettle Brewery Grind 5.1

 

Bottle/Can Speciality Mid to Dark Beers

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Hop Kettle Brewery  Flapjack Marmalade 7.7
Silver  South Hams Brewery  Corryvreckan 6.8
Bronze  Dorset Brewing Company  Smoulder Draft 3.8

Bottle/Can Sours/Spontaneous

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  New Lion Brewery Fruit Sour 5.5
Silver
Bronze

 

Bottle/Can Strong Beers 6.5% and over

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Firebrand Brewing  Imperial Stout 9.5
Silver  Quantock Brewery  UXB 9.0
Bronze  Moor Beer Company  Old Freddy Walker 7.3

 

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