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1st May 2014

Bath Ales Strike Gold in Prestigious Independent Brewer Competition

Popular West Country brewer, Bath Ales, has won the top accolade for its Golden Hare beer at SIBA’s annual Tuckers Malting Beer Festival.


The awards are designed to showcase the very best products in the region with over 250 different beers on show at this year’s event.


Golden Hare fought off tough competition from The Liberation brewery and The Ramsbury brewery to claim the top prize – and head brewer Gerry Condell is delighted.


He said: “We’ve always known that Golden Hare is an exceptional ale, and now we have an award to prove it.


Bath Ales-Golden Hare-clip-vis“This lightly coloured drink is brewed using floor-malted Maris Otter barley and the aptly named Goldings hops. Its fresh and zesty flavour makes it the perfect choice for spring time.”


The top scoring seasonal brew is available on draught across the South West for a limited period each year, but can be brought nationwide in bottle all year round nationwide at Waitrose & Sainsbury’s.


Robin Couling, managing director at Bath Ales, added: “SIBA is the voice of the independent brewing industry so it’s fantastic to have one of our beers recognised in this way by our peers.


“We only use the finest ingredients in our brewing process, which is reflected in the quality of our beers. Golden Hare has always been a very popular choice with our customers and I anticipate this award will encourage even more people to give it a try.”


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About Bath Ales:


Based between Bath and Bristol, Bath Ales is an independent brewery established in 1995 which uses traditional brewing techniques with cutting-edge technology.   The founders come from a brewing background and combine a range of skills with a shared passion for all styles of beer. 


The business currently produces just over 20,000 brewer’s barrels annually and has had its own bottling plant since 2007.  Sustained investment plans will see the brewery continue to increase production volumes. Bath Ales also has an on-site brewery shop.


Bath Ales now operate 12 sites across the South West – two inside Colston Hall, The Hare on the Hill, The Hop Pole, The Salamander, The Swan, The Wellington, Beerd, The Grapes a little bit further afield in Oxford, and three Graze, Brasserie & Chophouse sites in Bath, Bristol and Cirencester. The latest flagship Graze in Bath also features a fully functional microbrewery.


The Bath Ales range of beers includes Gem, Barnsey, Dark Side, Wild Hare, Special Pale Ale and Ginger Hare.

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