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Hurricane Jack named UK’s best at SIBA Awards 2022!

The Fyne Ales team have returned from Liverpool, bringing with them some brilliant news – Hurricane Jack has won GOLD at this year’s national SIBA Independent Beer Awards!

Our year-round fruity blonde ale advanced to the national finals after topping the Scottish cask heats in 2021, seeing off stiff competition from some incredible breweries to be named the UK’s best cask bitter up to 4.4%.

Hurricane Jack is a 4.4% blonde bitter ale, brewed using US Amarillo and Cascade hops. First brewed in 2010 along with its partner brew – Vital Spark – Hurricane Jack offers biscuity malt with balanced sweet citrus and smooth floral flavours and a lightly bitter finish.

Each year, the Society of Independent Brewers’ beer competitions judge thousands of entries from the UK’s best breweries – through regional heats and ultimately at the national finals, where judging takes place alongside the organisation’s annual trade show and conference, Beer X. Fyne Ales has a long history of success at the awards across cask, keg and bottle of can – with this year’s national gold rounding out an impressive haul of trophies in the 2021/22 season – check out our full winners list below:

  • – NATIONAL – Cask – British Bitters (up to 4.4%) – Hurricane Jack – GOLD
  • – SCOTLAND – Cask – British Bitters (up to 4.4%) – Hurricane Jack – GOLD
  • – SCOTLAND – Bottle/Can – IPA – Workbench IPA – GOLD
  • – SCOTLAND – Bottle/Can – Sours/Spontaneous – Origins Nadar Blackcurrant – SILVER
  • – SCOTLAND – Keg – British Bitters (up to 4.4%) – Jarl – BRONZE
  • – SCOTLAND – Keg – Premium Pale Ales (4.4-5.4%) – New Skies – GOLD
  • – SCOTLAND – Keg – IPA (5.5-6.4%) – Workbench IPA – GOLD
  • – SCOTLAND – Keg – Sours/Spontaneous – Origins Nadar Blackcurrant – GOLD
  • – SCOTLAND – Keg – Strong Beers – Mills & Hills – SILVER

We really hope you’ll join us in celebrating another significant national award for one of year-round brews – we’re incredibly proud of our track record in national and international beer competitions – long may it continue!

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