Silver Winter Beer Award For Castle Douglas Brewery

Sulwath Brewers Ltd from Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway were invited to enter the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) prestigious Winter Beer of Britain awards on the opening day of the National Winter Ales Festival, taking place in Norwich this ye

The team at Sulwath were overjoyed to have won Silver for “The Black Galloway” which is a 4.4% ABV Porter.

The Champion Winter Beer of Britain competition provides an opportunity to showcase the best traditional winter brews in the country, in categories including barley wine, strong old ales, porters and stouts.

The competition marks the first day of the National Winter Ales Festival, which is running from the 22nd-25th February at The Halls in Norwich. The Festival will feature a range of ales from traditional dark, strong winter ales to light hoppy ales. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy live music and visit local pubs across the city centre, which will be extending the festivities outside the Halls with “Fringe” events such as brewery tours and pub quizzes.

Following over a year of local tasting panels and regional heats leading up to the finals, Judging was carried out on Tuesday afternoon.

Allen Henderson owner of Sulwath told DGWGO ” We are absolutely thrilled to learn that we have won this years Overall Silver Award at the Camra Winter Beer of Britain with our Black Galloway, which is a robust porter/stout that derives its colour from the abundance of “Maris Otter” barley and chocolate malts used in the brewing process 4.4%ABV.  “ The ultimate Knife & fork job” .

Allen went on to say ” Congratulations to Moor Beer Co on winning Gold, & to Magic Rock Brewing for winning Bronze.
This has been a fantastic run for The Black Galloway as it is also the current Camra Champion Porter of Scotland. A great testament to everyone that works so hard at Sulwath. We are all so very proud. Thanks to everyone involved.”

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