Yorkshire brewery, Saltaire, have won their fourth consecutive gold medal with Kala Black IPA 6.2% ABV at this year’s International Brewing Awards announced on Friday, 10 March. No small achievement considering there were 1200 entries from across the world, and only one beer can take the top spot in each category. Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the brewing industry, the prestigious competition has taken place since 1886.
Managing Director, Ewen Gordon said: “We are over the moon that one of our beers has done it again! The competition is only held every two years and to receive four consecutive gold medals is a huge endorsement of our brew team. We are very proud to add Kala Black to our other winners, Triple Chocoholic, which has won twice and Saltaire Gold. This is particularly pleasing because Kala Black is a team favourite, and its recognition as a great beer is now firmly sealed.”
A kegged beer, Kala Black IPA, 6.2% ABV won the Gold medal in the Dark Beer 5.8% – 69% ABV category. It’s a beer with fresh citrus hope aromas and roasted malt notes and managed to beat the Boston Beer Company’s Nitro Stout into second place.
The recognition comes at a very exciting time for Saltaire, as a brand new brewery opens on site, expanding production, allowing growth of the business to continue.
Notes to Editors:
Saltaire Brewery is in Shipley, West Yorkshire and has brewed hand crafted ales since 2006. With more than 100 trade awards, including two national championship brews and four international gold medals, our beers are recognised across Yorkshire and beyond.
Previous International Brewing Awards:
2011 – Triple Chocoholic Stout 4.8% ABV, Class 4 – Speciality, Other Feature Beer
2013 – Saltaire Gold 4.0% ABV, Best Keg Beer under 4.4%
2015 – Triple Chocoholic Stout 4.8% ABV, Class 4 – Speciality, Other Feature Beer