Birkenhead Brewery Peerless Scoops Four Awards at Leading Beer Contest


A BIRKENHEAD brewery has triumphed at a leading beer contest.

Peerless Brewing Company scooped four accolades for its newly launched bottled range at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Great Northern Beer Festival in Manchester – marking a very happy second birthday for the Pool Street brewery.

Fledgling brew Jinja Ninja was first voted gold in its class of speciality bottled ales before being hailed as Champion Bottled Beer of the North.

The beer is brewed with root ginger, chillies and lemons and described as ‘delicious golden ginger beer with a fiery finish’.

It will now be judged at the SIBA National Competition next year.

In the golden ales category, Hilbre Gold took first place while sister brew Viking Gold won silver.

The competition attracted more than 300 entries across cask beer and bottled categories.

Celebrating the victory – and birthday- with colleagues at the brewery, head brewer and managing director Steve Briscoe said: “It was amazing. At the presentation I lost track of what we were winning.

“The win comes just in time to celebrate our second birthday – and we will certainly be doing that in style this year.

“The North region is the largest of the SIBA regions and we take great pride in this win for three beers in our recently launched bottled range.

“Now we go onto the national stage in the final next spring. Jinja Ninja is a fun beer we rolled out first as cask ale only this year and has proved an excellent addition to our range.”

Peerless supplies free trade customers across the North West and pub companies.

Article Taken from Wirral News

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