Worksop: Grafton brew up top gold award

The Grafton Brewing Company in Worksop scooped a gold award for their speciality beers at the Society of Independent Brewer’s (SIBA) National Beer Competition 2015.

Landlady of The Grafton pub, Susan Hale  (w110823-8c)
Landlady of The Grafton pub, Susan Hale (w110823-8c)

Grafton was one of six Midlands brewers to win an award, competing against beers across the UK from Scotland to the south west of England.

Only 60 beers received a national award, from around 2,000 that entered initial regional heats of the SIBA competition. It is estimated that there are 8,000 regular beers brewed in Britain, and 10,000 more seasonal or one-off brews.

SIBA chairman Guy Sheppard said, “With close to 800 brewers now members of SIBA, competition for our awards is fierce and all our winners can be very proud of their achievement.”

“We congratulate them on brewing beers that have been judged as the best in the country and we hope they will use this success to market their beers to pubs and consumers in the future.” .

“I would like to wish them every success within the vibrant, innovative British brewing industry.”

Brief tasting notes on all the winning beers in the SIBA National Beer Competition are available on the BeerX website.

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