The brewery’s 'Pale Ale' has taken home the gold medal in the Premium Bitters class at the SIBA awards in Sheffield.
It was selected ahead of other bitters and pales ales from breweries in London and Wales at the organisation's BeerX event. Companies from all over the UK were taking part in the competition, with Scottish breweries performing well overall.
The beer is described as an Orcadian-US pale ale and forms part of Swannay’s core brands. It uses a pale and crystal malt base to showcase Citra and Simcoe hops from the USA.
The Swannay Brewery was established in Orkney in 2005 The Swannay Brewery has been producing beers in Orkney for a decade and has gone from strength to strength, with a small team responsible for a multi-award winning range of products. The brewery has also recently undergone a rebranding project and expanded its brewing capacity.
Find out more about the Swannay Brewery via our ‘producers’ section.