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3rd December 2014

Purity’s Longhorn IPA takes Gold at SIBA Competition

Purity Brewing Company raised a glass last Thursday night (27th November) as its Longhorn IPA won Gold in the Premium Bitters, Pale and Golden Ale Category at the SIBA North Keg Beer Competition. The prestigious award is now travelling back to the brewery in Warwickshire to proud head brewer Flo Vialan.

The 5% American style IPA, which was only launched in February, is full of character. It is brewed with Maris Otter, Rye, Crystal Rye and Caramalts to create a warming copper/orange colour. It is hopped with Northern Brewer, Chinook, Galaxy and Simcoe to create a balanced and hoppy IPA with citrus and tropical fruit tones, perfect for cutting through spicy foods or for pairing with ‘dirty’ burgers.

Longhorn, so called thanks to the cattle that feed on the spent grains, is available in 30L kegs and 330ml cans and can be purchased at the brewery shop in Great Alne near Stratford Upon Avon or online at and

Paul Halsey, Managing Director of Purity, comments: “What a fantastic honour for Longhorn and all of us here at Purity. We also won the Silver award in the Overall Keg Champions of the Competition and these awards are such an amazing achievement. I am extremely proud that the beer has been recognised by SIBA. We have had fantastic feedback from our customers since we launched Longhorn and the awards are testament to the beer and the brew team here at Purity.”

Charlotte Gorham, SIBA Event Manager, comments: “Congratulations to Purity for winning an award in SIBA’s first ever North Region Keg Beer Competition. We look forward to seeing them at the National Final at BeerX in March 2015.”

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Notes to Editor:

About Purity Brewing Co.

Purity Brewing Co. is a company dedicated to making a difference. In its award-winning products: Mad Goose, Pure Gold, Pure UBU, Saddle Black, Longhorn IPA and Lawless Lager – Purity demands premium quality and uniqueness. In service, Purity offers distinction, approachability and integrity.

Central to the brewer is a strong commitment to supporting the environment. Purity only uses natural ingredients, supports recycling programmes and respects the community. Also, waste products are recycled through a pond and wetland system. This sustainable eco-system helps minimise carbon dioxide emissions and encourage wildlife diversity.

The Awards:

•       Pure UBU Gold Medalist at the International Beer Challenge 2013

•       Mad Goose Gold Award Winner at the Great British Beer Festival 2014

•       Pure Gold CAMRA West Midlands Champion Bitter 2013

•       Saddle Black Bronze Award at Great British Beer Festival 2014

•       Longhorn IPA Finalist at the Indie Beer Can Competition 2014

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Issued on behalf of Purity Brewing Co by Gough Bailey Wright, St Johns House, 16 Church Street, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 8DN. Tel: 01527 579555. For further information please contact: Richard Harris,   Michelle Ivins,