Stewart Brewing has been awarded the World’s Best Blonde/Golden Pale Ale at the World Beer Awards 2011 for the second year in a row.
This prestigious award will now go alongside Hollyrood’s five other awards: SIBA Regional Gold 2010, SIBA National Silver 2011, Europe’s Best Beer Gold 2010, World’s Best Beer Gold 2010 and The International Beer Challenge Gold 2011.
Edinburgh-based Stewart Brewing’s Hollyrood beer beat strong competition, including multi award-winning Fin de La Monde, to win the title of the World’s Best Blonde/Golden Pale Ale after being awarded Europe’s Best Blonde/Golden Pale Ale earlier in the competition.
The awards, established over six years ago, involve a gruelling taste-off against 500-plus entries from around the world with esteemed judges Roger Protz and Adrian Tierney-Jones leading the judging panel.
The panel at the World Beer Awards described Hollyrood as “Light and hazy. Lovely nose, apricot aroma, Elderflower coming through. Strong fruity flavour but flowery too. Highly carbonated. Hints of dry grape. Good example of its style. Refreshing, lemony with a dry bitter finish.”
Stewart Brewing’s founder and managing director, Steve Stewart, said: “This is a fabulous achievement.
“The fact that we have won this great award for the second year running is all thanks to the hard work and dedication for all the staff here at Stewart Brewing.”
The bottled beer range, which was only launched at the end of 2009, has increased in popularity very quickly and has been a great success, leading to current planned expansion to triple capacity in the New Year.
Stewart Brewing’s Embra also recently won a Gold award for Scotland’s Best Bottled Beer in the Scottish Champion Real Ale in a Bottle. This is Embra’s first award which means that all four bottled beers have been endowed with medals.
According to Steve Stewart, this is a great accomplishment for the brewery and these accolades are a great testament to the fantastic work Stewart Brewing is making to the craft brewing industry in Scotland.
The bottles are available from selected retailers, bars and restaurants including Mussel Inn, The Witchery by the Castle, Tower Restaurant, Margiotta’s, Cloisters, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Great Grog, Cornelius and Henderson Wines.
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