Fyne Ales win five prizes at Scottish Beer Awards 2018!
It was another big night for Fyne Ales as we proudly took home five awards from this year’s Scottish Beer Awards, including two coveted business awards for Innovation of the Year (Origins Brewing) and Beer Event of the Year (FyneFest)!
The independent awards, sponsored by beer-championing supermarket Aldi, brought together the best of Scottish brewing to celebrate the wealth and diversity of beer being produced north of the border. And it truly was a celebration, with good food, good beer and good company with representatives from over twenty breweries joining the party!
We were delighted to be the recipients of two major prizes – the first for our Origins Brewing project which was recognised as Innovation of the Year for using global inspiration to create unique, Scottish farmhouse and wild beers using our original brewing facility.
“I’m so pleased with this win, Origins Brewing is still a very small part of what we do, but it’s really important to us. We’re proud to be a rural farm brewery and the Origins Brewing project is the purest expression of that pride” commented Fyne Ales MD Jamie Delap after picking up the award at Thursday’s ceremony. “It’s been an exciting first year for the project and with this award I can only see year two being even more exciting!”
The other business award saw FyneFest pick up the win as Beer Event of the Year – a hotly contested debut category.
“Every year we work hard to make FyneFest better than the previous year’s festival – which is definitely a challenge, so having the event recognised with a Scottish Beer Award is great,” festival director, Mungo Delap said after hearing of FyneFest’s win. “ Now the pressure’s really on for FyneFest 2019!”
FyneFest returns from 31 May 2019 for the tenth annual iteration of the festival. Tickets go on sale in December 2018, check out the Facebook event and hit ‘Attending’ to stay up to date with latest.
In the taste categories, Fyne Ales’ beers picked up three awards, with bronze prizes for Vital Spark and Origins Brewing – Expedition, and a gold award for Maverick in the British Ales category. All five awards will be proudly on display in the Brewery Tap from next week!
Finally, we’d like to extend a huge congratulations to all the shortlised finalists and winner’s at this year’s Scottish Beer Awards – we’ve got some amazing brewing talent in this country, and we’re making some fantastic beers that deserve to be celebrated.