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8th September 2017

Loch Lomond sweep the board at SIBA Scotland Independent Beer Awards

Loch Lomond Brewery have swept the board at the SIBA Scotland Independent Beer Awards, taking home overall Gold in both the cask and small pack (bottle and can) competitions – the first time ever in the competition’s history.


The prestigious awards, run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) prior to the “C>SK : 17” beer festival, held at the Drygate Brewery and Taproom in Glasgow, are judged by brewers and beer experts and seen very much as the ‘brewers choice’ awards in the industry.


Loch Lomond Brewery’s Outlander took home the overall Gold in the cask competition and their Silkie Stout was named overall small pack (bottle and can) winner, but the prizes didn’t stop there, with Loch Lomond winning a total of 10 awards across the competition including 7 Golds.


Commenting on the competition was SIBA Competitions Committee Chair Guy Sheppard, who presented the awards,


“Scottish beer continues to go from strength to strength and these awards really were a representation of the very best independent craft beers the country has to offer – the standard was especially high. Massive congratulations to all of the winners and particularly Loch Lomond Brewery who should be very proud of being named the best of the best at these prestigious awards – it’s the first time ever a Scottish brewer has taken home Overall Gold in both categories. All the winning beers will now be served at the C>SK beer festival from tomorrow – giving beer lovers the first chance to try the best beers in Scotland” 


Collecting the award was Fiona MacEachern of Loch Lomond who had this to say on their win,


“This means the absolute world to us, this rewards everything we do and we couldn’t be more proud to win not only with one of long-running beers, Silkie Stout, but also a brand-new one too with Outlander.”


Their winning cask beer Outlander is a 6.5% Scotch Ale described by the brewer as having ‘deeply rich and slightly sweet malt flavours’, whereas their Silkie Stout, the winner in the bottle and can competition is a 5% ‘traditional stout, with a full bodied mouthfeel and smooth, balanced finish’.


“C>SK : 17” beer festival held at the Drygate Brewery and Taproom in Glasgow features over a hundred different independent craft beers as well as DJs and live music across two sessions.


The beer festival comprises of three sessions: 5pm until midnight Friday 8th September, 12 noon until midnight Saturday 9th, and 12 midday until 5pm Sunday 10th. Tickets are available for £6 on the door or £5 in advance via the Drygate website:




Left to right:

George Wotherspoon, Loch Lomond
Guy Sheppard, SIBA
Fiona MacEachern, Loch Lomond

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Full Winners List




Overall Champion of the Cask Competition



Sponsored by Brewers Select Ltd

Brewery Product ABV
Gold   Loch Lomond Brewery  Outlander 6.5
Silver  Swannay Brewery  Pale Ale 4.7
Bronze  Loch Lomond Brewery  Out of Range 5.9


Cask Standard Mild Ales & Brown Ales


Sponsored by Rankin Brothers & Sons

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Jaw Brew Fathom 4.0
Silver  Williams Bros Brewing Co Williams Black 4.2
Bronze  Orkney Brewery Dragonhead 4.0


Cask Standard Bitters & Pale Ales


Sponsored by Murphy & Son Limited

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Fyne Ales Jarl 3.8
Silver  Orkney Brewery Raven Ale 3.8
Bronze  Jaw Brew Hardtack 2.2


Cask Best Bitters & Pale Ales


Sponsored by Charles Faram & Co Ltd

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Strathaven Ales Old Mortality 4.2
Silver  Williams Bros Brewing Co Pavlov’s Dog 4.3
Bronze  Born in the Borders Brewery Gold Dust 4.3


Premium Bitters & Pale Ales 


Sponsored by Bulk Storage and Process Systems Ltd

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Swannay Brewery  Pale Ale 4.7
Silver  Cairngorm Brewery  Cairngorm Gold 4.5
Bronze  Spey Valley Brewery  Stillman’s IPA 4.6


Cask Strong Bitters & Pale Ales


Sponsored by Kemtile Limited

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Cairngorm Brewery  Wildcat 5.1
Silver  Arran Brewery  Arran Blonde 5
Bronze  Swannay Brewery  Duke IPA 5.2


Cask Premium Strong Beers


Sponsored by Rankin Brothers & Sons

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Loch Lomond Brewery Outlander 6.5
Silver  Orkney Brewery Skull Splitter 8.5
Bronze  Fyne Ales Superior IPA 7.1


Cask Porters, Stouts, Old Ales, Strong Milds & Strong Brown Ales

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Windswept Brewing Co Wolf 6.0
Silver  Spey Valley Brewery Spey Stout 5.4
Bronze  Drygate Brewing Company Dark Skies Stout 5.0


Cask Speciality Light Beers

Brewery Product ABV
Gold  Loch Lomond Brewery Out of Range 5.9
Silver  Harviestoun Schiehallion 4.8
Bronze  Jaw Brew Wave 4.6


Cask Speciality Mid to Dark Beers