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LOCAL BREWERY STRIKES SILVER AT THE NATIONAL SIBA INDEPENDANT BEER AWARDS

UntitledbreweryWight Knuckle Brewery has announced its latest triumph at the prestigious SIBA Independent Beer Awards.

Following their recent South-Eastern Gold Award, the brewery’s Pale Ale has now secured a coveted Silver in the session pale category at the national level, positioning Wight Knuckle Brewery as one of the top producers in the UK according to SIBA’s esteemed panel of independent experts.

The SIBA Independent Beer Awards, held annually, are a pinnacle of recognition within the brewing industry, showcasing the finest offerings from independent breweries across the nation.

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Anneli Baxter, SIBA Competitions Chair, lauded the achievements of the breweries honoured, remarking:

“It is a pleasure to see so many superb beers from independent breweries of all sizes taking home in this year’s awards. It is incredibly tough to win a category Gold at a regional level, so to then go on and be named as one of the very best in the whole of the UK at the National Awards is a massive achievement that these brewers should be hugely proud of.”

Father and sons team George, Fergus & Edward Bristow founded the brewery during lockdown of 2021, having had no prior commercial brewing experience, upon receiving their silver award, George said:

“This is truly overwhelming. To set up an ambitious new project like Wight Knuckle Brewery, bringing craft beer to the Isle Of Wight, and to take home a national award like this is a true testament to the hard work of the entire team. For us to win a regional award was more than we could have imagining, and to follow that up with recognition at a national level is truly incredible experience. This really puts Isle of Wight produce and island brewing on the map!”

Wight Knuckle Brewery’s success underscores its commitment to crafting exceptional brews since its establishment in 2021. This latest accolade comes off the back of their significant investment in a new brewing site at Nunwell Farm, Brading, which has expanded capacity 4x from their original location at The Pilot Boat Inn.

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The SIBA Independent Beer Awards 2024 were held during BeerX, the UK’s largest beer and brewing trade event, hosted at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. This year’s event attracted over 3,000 delegates to a bustling conference featuring talks, seminars, tasting sessions, and the highly anticipated beer awards ceremony, which celebrates the very best in the independent beer industry.

Wight Knuckle Brewery extends its gratitude to SIBA and its supporters, and looks forward to continuing its journey of brewing excellence and innovation.

For more information about Wight Knuckle Brewery and its award-winning brews, visit www.wightknucklebrewery.co.uk

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surfingwithsharks
surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

best beer I’ve tasted in ages..

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  surfingwithsharks
1 month ago

Where can I buy it?

surfingwithsharks
surfingwithsharks
Reply to  Qwerty King
1 month ago

I had a pint at the old fort in Seaview..

Willy Nilly
Willy Nilly
1 month ago

Great achievement and haven’t as yet tried their beer but will do. Just think the can design is ugly and bland.

I am sure Mermaid gin was boosted by the bottle design.

IoWill
IoWill
Reply to  Willy Nilly
1 month ago

Absolutely. The bottle is superb design but my god, I’m fed up with seeing it everywhere. It’s like the Mateus Rose bottle was in the 70s

Fat vader
Fat vader
1 month ago

It’s a shame the link does not work. So many websites have links that don’t work or are not links at all and you can’t copy and paste. How much business are they losing

Paul the Builder
Paul the Builder
1 month ago

Better value Beers in supermarkets

IoWill
IoWill
Reply to  Paul the Builder
1 month ago

That’s the spirit. And so insightful

IoWill
IoWill
1 month ago

I think you’ll find it’s independent

 

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