Everyone at Charles Faram send excited cheers as the leader board is filled with Faram friends and customers.

A special congratulations goes to Ray at Grey Trees, Rob & Peter at Mumbles and Norman from Corvedale for their Overall Champion awards.

We were also happy to present the sponsored awards in Best Bitters and Pale Ales to Glamorgan, Castle and Ludlow.

Glamorgan accepts the award for Jemimas Pitchfork

Emily from Charles Faram presents the Bronze award in Best Bitters and Pale Ales to Glamorgan Brewing for Jemimas Pitchfork

Ludlow Brewing accepts the Gold award in Best Bitters & Pale Ales for Blonde

Emily from Charles Faram presents the Gold award for Best Bitters & Pale Ales to Ludlow Brewing for Blonde

Castles Brewery accepts the Silver award in Best Bitters & Pale Ales

Emily from Charles Faram presents the Silver award for Best Bitters & Pale Ales to Castles Brewery for White Knight

 

Taken from SIBA website:

Grey Trees Brewery and Purple Moose Brewery took the top awards in SIBA’s Wales & West Independent Beer Awards, which took place at Ludlow Festival.

The American hopped ‘Afghan Pale Ale’ by Grey Tress Brewery took home the overall Gold in the cask beer competition, whereas the rich and chocolatey ‘Chocolate Moose’ by Purple Moose took home the overall Gold in the small pack (bottle and can competition).

“Two very different but equally excellent beers won the overall Champion Golds in the SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards. Judges had a tough job separating the pack as the standard was extremely high once again and lucky beer festival attendees will be scrambling to try these beers – now officially the best independent craft beers in the Wales & West region. Massive congratulations to Grey Trees & Purple Moose!” Buster Grant, SIBA Chairman.

The SIBA Wales & West Independent Beer Awards judge a huge range of beers across a number of styles before the winners from each category go forward to an ‘Overall Champions’ final. It was this ‘best-of-the-best’ final that finds the best winners in cask and small pack, which judges cans and bottles side by side.

Grey Trees Brewery, which started with a mission to get local people excited and enthusiastic about drinking ‘proper beer’ again as apposed to global lager, is run by Ray Davies, who had this to say on their win, “Fantastic! This has been a great year for the brewery and it is brilliant to see an IPA win the overall regional cask award. I would like to thank all of my family and everyone at the brewery for their support and hard work.” The Purple Moose Brewery is a ’40-Barrel’ micro-brewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog, North Wales, close to the mountains of Snowdonia. Brewer Lawrence Washington from Purple Moose commented “This is amazing news for the brewery with so many great breweries in the Wales & West SIBA region. To win the overall small pack award is testament to how far we have come as a brewing business.” Full Winners List

Overall Champion of the Cask Beer Competition  

Sponsored by  SPAsoft Ltd

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Grey Trees Independent Craft BrewersAfghan Pale Ale5.4
 SILVER Mumbles BreweryMumbles Weiss5.8
 BRONZE Corvedale BreweryKatie’s Pride4.3

Cask Standard Mild & Brown Ales   

Sponsored by  Muntons PLC

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Corvedale BreweryKatie’s Pride4.3
 SILVER Hillside BreweryOver The Hill3.5
 BRONZE Hobsons BreweryChampion Mild3.2

Cask Standard Bitters & Pale Ales  

Sponsored by  Murphy & Son Ltd 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Wye Valley BreweryThe Hopfather3.9
 SILVER Heavy Industry Brewing LtdElectric Mountain3.8
 BRONZE Stroud BreweryTom Long3.8

Cask Best Bitters & Pale Ales   

Sponsored by  Charles Faram & Co. Ltd 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Ludlow Brewing CompanyBlonde4.0
 SILVER Castles Brewery LimitedWhite Knight4.1
 BRONZE Glamorgan BrewingJemimas Pitchfork4.4

Cask Premium Bitters & Pale Ales   

Sponsored by  Rankin Brothers & Sons  

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Big Hand Brewing Co LtdAppaloosa4.5
 SILVER Heavy Industry Brewing Ltd774.9
 BRONZE Prescott AlesSuper 6 No 2 Session IPA4.5

Cask Strong Bitters & Pale Ales  

Sponsored by  Brewers Select 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Grey Trees Independent Craft BrewersAfghan Pale Ale5.4
 SILVER Ludlow Brewing CompanyStairway5.0
 BRONZE Cerddin BreweryRed Devilish6.0

Cask Premium Strong Beers  

Sponsored by  Rastal GmbH & Co KG 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Brecon BrewingMind Bleach10.0
 SILVER The Untapped Brewing Co.Coldharbour6.5
 BRONZE Salopian BreweryNephilim7.4

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

Sponsored by  Bulk Storage & Process Systems Ltd 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Cwrw Ial Community Brew CoImperial Tan Halen7.0
 SILVER Heavy Industry Brewing LtdNos Smoked Porter5.5
 BRONZE Bespoke Brewing Co LtdMoney for Old Rope4.8

Cask Speciality Light Beers  

Sponsored by  Crisp Malting Group 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Mumbles BreweryMumbles Weiss5.8
 SILVER Clun Brewery LtdSolar4.3
 BRONZE Purple Moose Brewery LtdYsgawen4.0

Cask Speciality Mid to Dark Beers  

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Mantle BreweryDark Heart5.2
 SILVER Stroud BreweryRedcoat Red Rye IPA5.3
 BRONZE Mumbles BreweryOystermouth Stout4.4

Overall Champion of the Small Pack Competition  

Sponsored by  Brewers Select 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Purple Moose Brewery LtdChocolate Moose4.5
 SILVER Bewdley BrewerySir Keith Park4.5
 BRONZE Stonehouse BreweryOff The Rails4.8

Small Pack Standard Mild & Brown Ales   

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Hillside BreweryOver The Hill3.5
 SILVER Mumbles BreweryMalt Bitter4.1
 BRONZE Bespoke Brewing Co LtdThe Kings Shilling4.2

Small Pack Standard Bitters & Pale Ales   

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Hobsons BreweryOld Prickly4.2
 SILVER Gloucester BreweryGloucester Gold3.9
 BRONZE Stonehouse BrewerySunlander3.7

Small Pack Premium Bitters & Pale Ales   

Sponsored by  Beatson Clark Ltd 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Bewdley BrewerySir Keith Park4.5
 SILVER Bluestone Brewing CompanyHammerstone4.5
 BRONZE Gloucester BrewerySession IPA4.5

Small Pack Strong Bitters & Pale Ales   

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Bewdley BreweryWorcestershire Sway5.0
 SILVER Salopian BreweryKashmir5.5
 BRONZE Wye Valley BreweryGlorious IPA6.0

Small Pack Premium Strong Beers  

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Geipel BrewingZoiglator Bock6.7
 SILVER Salopian BreweryNephilim7.4
 BRONZE The Untapped Brewing Co.Tymor7.5

Small Pack Standard Lager & Pilsners                                                           

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Mumbles BreweryMurmelt4.4
 SILVER Hillside BreweryHillside Craft Lager4.3
 BRONZE Geipel BrewingAloha from Bala4.4

Small Pack Premium Lager & Pilsners  

Sponsored by  Saxon Packaging                                                                 

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Stroud BreweryPremium Organic Lager4.9
 SILVER Mantle BreweryHoodwinked5.0
 BRONZE Bluestone Brewing CompanyPreseli Pils4.7

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

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Stonehouse BreweryOff The Rails4.8
 SILVER North Cotswold BreweryHung Drawn ‘n’ Portered5.0
 BRONZE Stroud BreweryBig Cat4.5

Small Pack Speciality Light Beers   

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Salopian Brewerylemon dream4.5
 SILVER Mumbles BreweryMumbles Weiss5.8
 BRONZE Brecon BrewingBrecon Bamboo3.7

Small Pack Speciality Mid to Dark Beers   

BreweryProductABV
 GOLD Purple Moose Brewery LtdChocolate Moose4.5
 SILVER Wye Valley BreweryMocha Stout6.0
 BRONZE Stroud BrewerySchwarzwalder5.0