Black Sheep Brewery strikes gold in SIBA competition

The Black Sheep Brewery has scooped a top prize in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) North East Region Beer Competition. The brewery took home gold in the ‘Standard Bitters’ class with its signature ‘Black Sheep Best Bitter.’

One of the country’s best-selling session beers, Black Sheep’s Best Bitter, bested competitors from across the region.

Best Bitter at 3.8% ABV, is brewed using only the finest quality ingredients, which includes Maris Otter malted barley, whole flower flower English hops and is fermented in the rare Yorkshire Square fermenting system.

SIBA is one of the most authoritative and respected bodies in the brewing industry after its formation in 1980.

Alan Dunn, head brewer at Black Sheep Brewery, said:

“It is a fantastic achievement for Black Sheep as SIBA is one of the most respected associations in our industry. Best Bitter is brewed with the finest ingredients and is a perfectly balanced beer, and I am delighted it has been recognised as one of the best examples of it’s type. ”
Alan Dunn, head brewer at Black Sheep Brewery

Jo Theakston, sales and marketing director at Black Sheep Brewery, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded gold in such a prestigious competition. A lot of hard work goes into the creation of our beers, and making sure they are always in top condition. This award is a testament to the staff involved here at the brewery.”

“We would like to thank SIBA for recognising our great tasting Best Bitter, which is the biggest selling beer that Black Sheep produces, and we hope to collect many more awards in the future.”

Jo Theakston, Sales and Marketing director at Black Sheep Brewery