Scottish Beer Awards

Brewers pass the taste test as best beers honoured

Sonja Mitchell: prize for best non-alcoholic beer

A lochside brewery, fruit-flavoured ales and the country’s first non-alcoholic producer all featured among the winners in this year’s Scottish Beer Awards.

The 5th annual Scottish Beer Awards drew entries from 35 breweries and 314 brands which were blind-tasted by a judging panel of more than 30 expert tasters.

The results reveal 19 of the highest-rated beers in Scotland, judged purely on appearance, flavour and taste.

Loch Lomond Brewery was named Scottish Brewery of the Year after it trebled production, managed a detailed rebranding and built relationship with UK and online suppliers.

It also won the Excellence in Branding Competition, Best Pilsner Gold Medal for Electric Cafe and Silver in Amplified for Lost Monster.

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