Milk Street Brewery in Frome has taken a Silver Award in the National Beer Competition held by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). The winners were announced last week in Stratford-on-Avon.
The brewerys Funky Monkey, a summer ale boasting as many fruity flavours and aromas as a grocers counter, won the Award in the Champion Bitters & Pale Ales category. It was one of just 27 beers to win a national title, from the 1,400 that entered the initial stages of the competition. To succeed, Funky Monkey had to come through one of seven regional heats, followed by a final judging in Nottingham last month for the short-listed 63 beers.
Richard Lyall says, We are very proud of our beers and delighted to win this Award, ahead of some of the finest brewers in the country. Were grateful to everyone at our brewery, and to the many people locally who have helped us to brew great beer. We promise to continue doing so for many more years, and hope that this Award will help us to bring our beers to many more people.
Gordon Tilley of Award sponsor Crisp Malting presenting the Award to Richard Lyall