Scottish Beer Awards 2016

September 30, 2016

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The first Scottish Beer Awards took place last night in the stylishly decorated Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

The event was sold out with 300 movers and shakers within the Scottish world of beer attending on the night.

Brewers in all shapes and sizes travelled from all over Scotland to attend the ceremony and were treated to a three course Scottish meal accompanied with beer, of course.

After dinner the awards began and not all the fame and glory was reserved for the bigger names within the industry, smaller breweries made waves in the Exporter of the Year and Best Lager or Pilsner categories.

Tempest Brewing Co. almost swept the board winning four gold awards, a silver award, Scottish Brewery of the Year, and Growth Business of the Year.

 Hilary Jones, chair of the judging panel, commented;

“The Scottish Beer Awards recognises the fantastic range of beers now brewed in Scotland…winning a Scottish Beer Award is a tremendous badge of honour and we wish all our winners and finalists the best of success.”

 Only 365 days until next year’s event, see you there.

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Best Amber or Dark Ale


GOLD            Williams Bros. Pavlov’s Dog                   

SILVER          BrewDog 5AM Saint                                

BRONZE        The Orkney Brewery Dark Island                


Best British Style Ale sponsored by Wolffe


GOLD            Tempest Brewing Co Old Parochial

SILVER          Fallen Brewing Local Motive     

BRONZE        Black Wolf William Wallace


Best IPA sponsored by Brewers Select


GOLD           Tempest Brewing Co Brave New World

SILVER         Black Isle Brewing Co Gold Finch

BRONZE       Brewdog Punk IPA


Best Lager or Pilsner


GOLD            Fallen Brewing New World Odyssey

SILVER          Edinburgh Beer Factory Paolozzi

BRONZE        Williams Bros. Caesar Augustus


Best Pale Ale


GOLD            Caledonian Brewery Coast to Coast

SILVER          Tempest Brewing Co The Pale Armadillo

BRONZE        St. Andrews Brewing Co  Crail Ale


Best Porter or Stout sponsored by The Scotsman


GOLD            Tempest Brewing Co Red Eye Flight

SILVER          Black Isle Brewing Co Porter

BRONZE        Drygate Brewery Orinoco


Best Speciality Beer


GOLD             Tempest Brewing Co Mexicake

SILVER           Dead End Brew Machine Death One

BRONZE         The Orkney Brewery Dark Island Reserve


Innovation of the Year sponsored by Boxshop


Winner:  BrewDog - DIY Dog


Excellence in Marketing sponsored by Santander


Winner:  BrewDog


Product Development Team of the Year sponsored by MCC Label


Winner: Caledonian Brewery


Exporter of the Year sponsored by DHL


Winner: Windswept Brewing Co

Winner: Belhaven Brewery


Growth Business of the Year sponsored by Maclay Murray & Spens


Winner: Tempest Brewing Co                                     


Beer Destination of the Year


Winner:  Tennent's - The Tennent’s Visitor Centre


Master Brewer of the Year sponsored by Anderson Strathern


Winner: Ari Rovati, Six°north


Scottish Brewery of the Year sponsored by Aldi


Winner: Tempest Brewing Co

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