Thornbridge has emerged as the big winner in SIBA's National Craft Beer in Keg Competition 2012, picking up two gold awards.
Its Jaipur IPA won gold in the Champion Strong Bitters and IPAs category, while Chiron won gold in the Champion Premium Bitters, Pale and Golden Ales category.
The full list of winners was:
Champion Bitters, Pale and Golden Ales
Gold - The Ilkley Brewery Company, MJ Pale
Silver - Naylor's Brewery, Bullet
Bronze - Marstons, Banks's Bitter
Champion Premium Bitters, Pale and Golden Ales
Gold - Thornbridge, Chiron
Silver - Magic Rock Brewing Co, High Wire
Bronze - The Inveralmond Brewery, Lia Fail
Champion Strong Bitters and IPAs
Gold - Thornbridge, Jaipur IPA
Silver - Allendale BrewCo, APA - Allendale Pale Ale
Bronze - Coniston Brewing Co, Infinity IPA
Champion Dark Ales, Stouts and Porters Gold - Hepworth & Company Brewers, Conqueror Sussex Stout
Silver - Bradfield Brewery, Farmers Stout
Bronze - Magic Rock Brewing Co, Dark Arts
Champion Pale and Golden Lagers Gold - Freedom Brewery, Freedom Four
Silver - Brewster's Brewing Co, Helles
Bronze - Oakwell Brewery, Acorn Lager
Champion Premium Pale and Golden Lagers Gold - Williams Bros Brewing Co, Ceilidh 90 Lager
Silver - Hawkshead Brewery, Lakeland Lager
Bronze - Oakwell Brewery, Oakwell Lager
Champion Speciality Beers Gold - Freedom Brewery, Freedom Organic Dark Lager
Silver - Thornbridge, Versa
Bronze - Hardknott Brewery, Queboid
The gold, silver and bronze awards in the Supreme Champion of the Year category will be announced at SIBA's conference next month.
By Neil Gerrard
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