Goddards Brewery took home the Bronze in the Keg Premium Bitters Category at the SIBA National Independent Beer Awards, which took place at BeerX in Liverpool last week.
Fuggle-Dee-Dum is described as a chestnut, tawny red premium ale. Brewed with roasted malts and English Fuggle hops, to give a smokey, spicy hoppiness on the nose, leading to a molasses, nutty palate with a light fruity hop dryness.
“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.” Roy Allkin, SIBA Chairman.
The SIBA National Independent Beer Awards judged a huge range of beers across a number of styles in separate cask, keg and bottle & can competitions. As the awards are judged mostly by brewers, industry experts and beer journalists the SIBA Independent Beer Awards are very much seen as the prestigious ‘Brewers’ choice Awards’ by the industry. Bob Simpson, Managing Director at Goddards Brewery had this to say on their win.
“It’s fantastic to see the quality of a flagship ale, Fuggle-Dee-Dum being recognised once again, after recently gaining the top spot at the Isle of Wight CAMRA beer of the year award. Fuggle-Dee-Dum is our best seller with its smoky, spicy hoppiness on the nose, leading to a molasses, nutty palate with a light fruity hop dryness.”
To find out more about SIBA’s Independent Beer Awards visit www.siba.co.uk/awards/