Fyne Ales toasts awards suc­cess

The Oban Times - - BUSINESS NEWS -

Ar­gyll brew­ery Fyne Ales was among the big win­ners at the 2018 Scot­tish Beer Awards, tak­ing home five.

The brew­ery, based at the head of Loch Fyne, picked up the In­no­va­tion of the Year award for its Ori­gins Brew­ing project and Beer Event of the Year for its an­nual FyneFest in ad­di­tion to three awards for beers.

The in­de­pen­dent awards, spon­sored by su­per­mar­ket Aldi, cel­e­brate the di­ver­sity of beer be­ing pro­duced in Scot­land. With more than 35 brew­eries short­listed, there was sig­nif­i­cant com­pe­ti­tion for this year’s prizes.

In the beer cat­e­gories, Mav­er­ick was crowned Scot­land’s best Bri­tish-style ale, ac­com­pa­nied by bronze prizes for Vi­tal Spark in the dark ales cat­e­gory and Ori­gins Brew­ing’s Ex­pe­di­tion in the sour beer com­pe­ti­tion.

The Ori­gins Brew­ing project, which uses global in­spi­ra­tion to cre­ate unique, Scot­tish farm­house and wild beers in the orig­i­nal Fyne Ales brew­ery, was launched in late 2017, with the Scot­tish Beer Award and prize for Ex­pe­di­tion crown­ing a big first year for the project.

Mean­while, FyneFest was recog­nised as Scot­land’s best beer event in its suc­cess­ful ninth year. Beer Event of the Year, a new award at the 2018 cer­e­mony, saw FyneFest beat­ing six other events.

‘I’m de­lighted to bring five awards back to Ar­gyll this year,’ said Fyne Ales MD Jamie De­lap. ‘We had some suc­cess at the same awards last year, but we weren’t ex­pect­ing to do so well.’

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