We're delighted to announce that we have been crowned a SIBA Midlands Independent Beer Award winner!
Saxon Shield took home the Bronze award in the Cask British Premium Bitter category at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards in Peterborough last week.
SIBA (The Society of Independent Brewers) hosts a range of regional competitions, all of which then feed into the national competition the following year. The awards are judged mostly by fellow brewers, industry experts, local CAMRA members and beer journalists and therefore seen as the prestigious 'Brewers' Choice Awards' by the industry. They judge a huge range of beers across a number of styles in separate casks, keg and bottle/can competitions. There were 177 cask entries on the day across nine different categories.
Director, John Evans, said he was delighted the Brewery won the Bronze award. "This is the first time we have won an award at the SIBA Regional Beer Awards so it's a really fantastic achievement. We are rightly proud of the beer we produce here at Towcester Mill Brewery but to have this recognised independently from a judging panel of experts from the brewing industry just proves that we really do brew award-winning beer. A big thank you to all the team here at Towcester Mill, without whose time and effort just wouldn't make this achievement possible. Here's to a gold or silver next year!"
Ian Fozard, SIBA Chairman, said, "Judges had a tough job separating the pack as the standard was extremely high once again. The winners from the SIBA competition are officially the best independent craft beers in the UK, something brewers should be extremely proud of."