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Backyard Brewhouse Wins Gold and Silver at SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards

SIBA M C 17 OVERALL GOLDThe Backyard Brewhouse took home the Gold & Silver in the Champion beer of the Competition at the SIBA’s Midlands Independent Beer Awards, which took place at Nottingham Rugby Club.

Gold is described as a premium, golden bitter, with Citra and Mosaic hops creating an intense tropical experience.

1898 is a strong dark Mild in the Midlands style with plenty of body and a fruity note thanks to the addition of New Zealand Rakau hops late in the boil

In addition, we have picked 5 further awards in the competition.  A grand total of 7 across several categories

“Judges had a tough job separating the pack as the standard was extremely high once again. Lucky beer festival attendees at the Rugby Club were able to try these and other award-winning beers immediately after the competition, something which is great for brewers too as they get to put their beers into the hands of real beer-lovers. The winners from the SIBA competition are officially the best independent craft beers in the Midlands region, something brewers should be extremely proud of.” Buster Grant, SIBA Chairman.

The SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Awards judge a huge range of beers across a number of styles in separate cask and small pack (bottle and can) competitions. As the awards are judged mostly by brewers, industry experts and beer journalists the SIBA Independent Beer Awards are very much seen as the prestigious ‘Brewers’ choice Awards’ by the industry. Austen Morgan from Backyard Brewhouse had this to say on their win.

To take one award at this prestigious event is an achievement in its self but, to win 7 including the top 2 spots overall is to truly surpass all our expectations.  I am extremely proud of all at the brewery for their continued efforts and hard work and, for helping us to achieve this level of success

The Backyard Brewhouse started in 2008 as a 5 brl plant producing 12 Bbl a week. We have since grown to 10 Bbl Brewhouse sending out over 10,000 pints a week.

We feel that these awards are a clear acknowledgment of our commitment to producing only the finest quality beers. Something we intend to continue long into the future.

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