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22nd March 2018

Deck Chairs make Gold for Flack Manor Brewery

Flack Manor Brewery of Romsey, Hampshire brought home two Awards from SIBA’s BeerX.  Recognition and accolade were given to Romsey Gold in bottles (with its distinctive retro deckchair label) and Flack Manor’s newest beer, Flack’s Gold, a light premium keg beer.

Romsey Gold in bottles was awarded National Gold winner in the class of Small Pack Speciality light beers. The ale had previously been a Gold winner at the South East Regional competition last July and as all regional Gold winners go on to the National competition BeerX, Flack Manor was the overall winner out of 8 other regional Gold winners.

Flack Manor’s newest beer Flack’s Gold was also a winner gaining a Silver Award in the highly competitive class ‘Keg Premium Bitters & Pale Ales’.  This was in the South East Regional Keg competition held at BeerX on the same day.

Nigel Welsh commented “This event is so very important for independent brewers like Flack Manor brewery because it’s a way, albeit tough and highly competitive, to gain national recognition. Winning a National Gold for our Romsey Gold in bottles shows appreciation of the heart and soul that we put into our brewing, into all of our ales, without compromise and without succumbing to fads and fashions. We’re proud to bring this accolade back to our home town of Romsey!”

Caption for photo: Head Brewer Terry Baker with (left) Nigel Barden, BBC Radio 2 and (right) Ian Gregory from Anton Paar.

Contact: Nigel Welsh 01794 518 520


Background notes

Flack Manor is a traditional brewer in Romsey, Hampshire which uses the double drop method of brewing.  The company has been successfully trading on its present site for 8 years, supplying pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants’ in Hampshire and surrounding counties.