Our team is celebrating winning three awards at a prestigious regional brewing competition.
We scooped the awards at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Eastern region awards, held in Wisbech.
Our Nibbler ruby ale won gold in the Eastern regional heats for dark beers up to 4.4%abv
where it was judged against ales from 7 counties across the eastern region. This victory qualified the ale to be judged for the national champion alongside 7 other regional winners, which will be held in Liverpool in March next year.
Two of our other beers also picked up awards in the regional heats – with Bouchart Mild winning a silver medal and White Face IPA winning a bronze.
We are delighted that we were judged to be in the top ales produced in the region and to continue our proud run of representing craft beer from Norfolk at the national finals.
Nibbler is an easy drinking 4% abv ruby ale and is judged in the session dark beers category which as you can imagine is fiercely contested as so many craft brewers and regional breweries create darker beers.
It’s also great that this particular brew was brewed by our youngest brewer, Andrew who was thrilled to win an award so soon in his brewing career.
To be awarded Gold against such a strong line up was amazing. We take great pride in our craft ales, but in fairness we are probably best known for our range of golden ales, so the recognition for darker beer was really rewarding.
To be voted best in the east is amazing, but the accolade of being in the top 7 in the county is something which the whole team is so proud of.
There is a strong Norfolk flavour in all Moon Gazer ales as they are brewed using Norfolk Maris Otter barley from Norfolk maltster Crisp Maltings.