Skip to main content
15th November 2022

71 Brewing wins four gold awards at Scottish Beer Awards

Independent craft brewery, 71 Brewing, has won four Gold awards at the Scottish Beer awards 2022.

The brewery, which was established in Dundee in 2016, has won a Gold in four of the award categories, including for Cloud Fall in the Best Pale Ale category, Haze Halo in the Best Juicy or Hazy beer category, Heavy Lifting 80 in the Best British Style category and Blackcurrant Apple Crumble in the Best Fruited Sour Beer category

The Scottish Beer Awards were founded in 2016 and aim to recognise the best breweries and beers in Scotland. Using 48 expert tasters, who participated in a wide-ranging blind tasting competition, a Gold medal is awarded to those who are rated highest in quality, appearance and flavour, without judges having any information on brewers, branding or labels.

Two of the award-winning beers are part of the brewery’s core lineup, Cloud Fall and Haze Halo. At 4.5% & 5% ABV, both are available in 440ml cans, and are distributed through wholesalers Brakes, Filshill and Williamson. Heavy Lifting, to be re-released in December, is a special and Blackcurrant Apple Crumble is part of the Fruition Seasonal Sours summer range, also available in 440ml can.

Cloud Fall (4.5% ABV) is a take on an American pale ale, golden in colour, with flavours of tropical stone fruits, citrus and fresh pine. Haze Halo (5.0% ABV) is a Hazy IPA with tropical fruit aromas and a rich, smooth mouthfeel.

The ambitious young brewery has gone from strength to strength since being founded by entrepreneur Duncan Alexander in 2016 and has firmly claimed its position as Dundee’s first active brewery for more than half a decade.

Duncan Alexander, founder of 71 Brewing, commented: “We’re delighted to win four Gold awards at the Scottish Beer Awards. It’s a real recognition of the quality of our beers by expert tasters at the highest level. It’s a testament too, to our incredibly talented brewing team for creating beers which meet the highest standards in quality, appearance, and flavour.”

For more information on 71 Brewing and the range of beers available, please visit:


For more information on 71 Brewing, please contact Emma Davies or Tricia Fox on 01738 658187 or email or

Hi Res Images Free to Use:

Cloud Fall Pale Ale on White Background

Cloud Fall Pale Ale

Haze Halo on White Background

Fruition Seasonal Sour on White Background

Notes to editors

About 71 Brewing

71 Brewing Co was established in Dundee in 2016, the city’s first active brewery in over 50 years. Based in the former ironworks towering out of the heart of an area known as ‘Hell’s Half Acre’ the brewery building formed a major part of the mighty Blackness iron foundry. Their 25Hl state of the art brewhouse is optimised for brewing the finest beers of every style. Along with a chilled conditioning capacity of 500hl, onsite canning and kegging lines, laboratory facilities and temperature-controlled storage for up to 100,000 litres of packaged beer we can ensure beer quality, consistency and freshness.

Press release from Cunningly Good.

For more information on 71 Brewing, please contact Emma Davies or Tricia Fox on 01738 658187 or email or