Sometimes, theres something that you have to crow about.
For those that didn't know, last Wednesday saw judging for the SIBA North West Regional Competition at Bolton Rugby Club, before the Bolton Beer Festival opened its doors. We had entered three beers, admittedly it was a couple of months ago when we'd just started brewing. At this point, I wasn't very confident of achieving anything as it was very early days, and we hadn't even brewed one of the beers we planned to enter.
However, after brewing, testing, tweaking and tasting I actually thought that we might have something. But still, maybe sneak a bronze in one of the rounds?
Testament then to the hard work and commitment of EVERYONE involved in the set up and development of Brewsmith Beer, we walked (staggered) away with GOLD. Not just in our category, but GOLD overall. Brewsmith Bitter beat off competition from some of the finest brewers in the North West, indeed the finest in the country to win the Gold Overall Champion Cask Ale of the Competition. We are still picking our jaws up off the floor....
Congratulations to all of the other winners at the festival. I feel very humble in your esteemed company. Thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far, heres to the future.