Turpin Brewery & Tring Brewery named top Independent Brewers in East of England

 

The prestigious awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), held at Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech prior to their beer festival opening last night, are judged by brewers and beer experts and seen very much as the brewers’ choice awards in the industry.

Turpin Brewery’s beer “Cambridge Black” took home the overall Gold in the cask competition and is described as having ‘balanced flavours of coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate’ whereas Tring brewery’s “Pale Four” was named overall small pack (bottle and can) winner and could not be more different, described as being ‘Hops, hops and more hops’ with ‘three different types of specialty malts providing a robust base of malt flavour for this punchy American West Coast IPA style beer’.

 

Collecting the award for Turpin brewery was owner and brewer Marcus Turpin, who had this to say on their win, “This is a huge surprise. The beer has been tweaked over last two years, we think the recipe is great and we’re just that glad people agree and are enjoying it as much as we do. It’s also great to see a dark beer winning at this competition and joining us on the dark side!”

Tring Brewery’s Sales Manager Alex Jackson was on hand to collect their award said the beer is already proving very popular with customers, “To win this award with one of our relatively new beers Pale Four is fantastic. It’s our take on a hoppy American IPA, but with British drinkability. It’s a beer that has grown and grown in popularity amongst our customers – which will hopefully continue following these awards! We’re hugely proud to win.”

The competition took place immediately before the opening of the Elgood’s Brewery Beer Festival 2017, taking place at Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech, which runs Thursday 21st 5-10.30pm, Friday 22nd 5-10.30pm and Saturday 23rd 12 midday until 10.30pm. The festival features over 150 beers from Independent Craft Breweries and will give the chance to be the first to try the regions newly award-winning beers.

Overall Champion of the Cask Competition

Sponsored by SPAsoft Ltd Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Turpin’s Brewery Cambridge  Cambridge Black 4.6
Silver  Grain Brewery  Lignum Vitae 6.5
Bronze  Oakham Ales  Green Devil IPA 6.0

Cask Standard Mild Ales & Brown Ales

Sponsored by Rankin Brothers & Sons Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Wolf Brewery Sirius Dog Star 4.4
Silver  Briarbank Brewing Company Cobnut 4.2
Bronze  Milton Brewery Minotaur 3.3

Cask Standard Bitters & Pale Ales

Sponsored by Muntons PLC Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Lacons Brewery Encore 3.8
Silver  Grain Brewery ThreeOneSix 3.9
Bronze  Brewster’s Brewery Hophead 3.6

Cask Best Bitters & Pale Ales

Sponsored by Charles Faram & Co Ltd Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Grain Brewery Redwood 4.3
Silver  Lacons Brewery Legacy 4.4
Bronze  Tring Brewery Dropbar 4.0

Premium Bitters & Pale Ales 

Sponsored by Rankin Brothers & Sons Ltd Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Brentwood Brewery Hope & Glory 4.5
Silver  Tydd Steam Brewery Dr Fox’s Chicken Choker 4.6
Bronze  Elmtree Beers Ltd Snetterton Scary Tree 4.5

Cask Strong Bitters & Pale Ales

Sponsored by Murphy & Son Ltd Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Oakham Ales Green Devil IPA 6.0
Silver  Brentwood Brewery Lumberjack 5.2
Bronze  Green Jack Brewing Co. Ltd. Mahseer IPA 5.8

Cask Premium Strong Beers

Sponsored by Crisp Malting Group Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Grain Brewery Lignum Vitae 6.5
Silver  Green Jack Brewing Co. Ltd. Ripper 8.5
Bronze  Lacons Brewery Audit Ale 8.0

 

Cask Porters, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds & Strong Brown Ales

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Turpin’s Brewery Cambridge Cambridge Black 4.6
Silver  8 Sail Brewery Victorian Porter 5.0
Bronze  The Norfolk Brewhouse Moon Gazer Dark Mild 4.9

Cask Speciality Light Beers

Sponsored by Rankin Brothers & Sons Ltd Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Green Jack Brewing Co. Ltd. Orange Wheat 4.2
Silver  Nethergate Brewery Umbel Ale 3.8
Bronze  The Norfolk Brewhouse Moon Gazer Raspberry Gold 4.2

Cask Speciality Mid to Dark Beers

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Nethergate Brewery Umbel Magna 5.0
Silver  Mauldons Blackberry Porter 4.8
Bronze  Elgood & Sons Ltd Plum Porter 4.5

Champion Small Pack Beers

Sponsored by Beatson Clark Ltd Brewery Product ABV
Gold Tring Brewery Pale Four 4.6
Silver Elgood & sons Ltd Warrior Ale 5.5
Bronze Wolf Brewery Sirius Dog Star 4.4

Small Pack Standard Mild Ales & Brown Ales 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Wolf Brewery Sirius Dog Star 4.4
Silver  Barrell & Sellers Mild’n’Bitter 4.2
Bronze  Bishop Nick Limited Dark Mild 3.7

Small Pack Standard Bitters & Pale Ales

Sponsored by CFB Boilers Ltd Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Elmtree Beers Ltd Best Bitter 4.2
Silver  Woodforde’s Brewery Bure Gold 4.3
Bronze  Bishop Nick Limited Heresy 4.0

Small Pack Premium Bitters & Pale Ales

Sponsored by Rastal GmbH & Co KG Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Tring Brewery Pale Four 4.6
Silver  Adnams Ghost Ship 4.5
Bronze  Lacons Brewery Affinity 4.8

Small Pack Strong Bitters & Pale Ales

Sponsored by Rastal GmbH & Co KG Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Elgood & sons Ltd Warrior Ale 5.5
Silver  Bishop Nick Limited Divine 5.1
Bronze  Brewster’s Brewery IPA 6.0

Small Pack Premium Strong Beers

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Tring Brewery Death or Glory Ale 7.2
Silver  Adnams Tally-Ho 7.2
Bronze  Elmtree Beers Ltd Gambrinosity 6.8

Small Pack Standard Lager & Pilsners

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  The Norfolk Brewhouse DewHopper lager 4.0
Silver
Bronze

Small Pack Premium Lager & Pilsners

Sponsored by Saxon Packaging Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Calvors Brewery Premium Pilsner 5.0
Silver  Brentwood – Elephant School Pils 4.6
Bronze  Ferry Ales Brewery Golden Fleece 4.5

Small Pack Porters, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds & Strong Brown Ales

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Nethergate Brewery Old Growler 5.5
Silver  Mauldons Black Adder Stout 5.3
Bronze  Woodforde’s Brewery NOG 4.6

Small Pack Speciality Light Beers 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Green Jack Brewing Co. Ltd. Flower Power 6.0
Silver  Nethergate Brewery Lemon Head 4.0
Bronze  Wolf Brewery Straw Dog 4.5

Small Pack Speciality Mid to Dark Beers 

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Mauldons Blackberry Porter 4.8
Silver  Nethergate Brewery Umbel Magna 5.0
Bronze  Elmtree Beers Ltd Winter Solstice 4.6