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29th June 2012


The Orkney Brewery has scooped up four awards – including two golds – at a top Scottish beer competition held in Edinburgh this week.

The brewery’s 5.0 per cent Wayfarer IPA took the top spot in the Strong Bitters category of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Scotland Beer competition, with the 4.5 per cent Golden Amber securing a first place in the Speciality Beers section.

Bronze awards for the 10 per cent Dark Island Reserve and the 4.9 per cent Red Macgregor, in the Premium Strong Beers and Bottled Bitter categories respectively, added to the Orkney Brewery haul.

The winning beers from the SIBA Scotland event will go through to next year’s National Beer Competition, though enthusiasts can enjoy them all at the Scottish Real Ale Festival, currently underway at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

Norman Sinclair, managing director of Sinclair Breweries Ltd, said: “To come away from such an important event with no less than four awards, two of which are gold, is quite an achievement and everyone at the brewery is immensely proud. We always enjoy pitting our beers against the best in the country and view these awards as confirmation we’re maintaining our very high standards. It’s also great to have the opportunity to share our range with everyone attending the Scottish Real Ale Festival.”




For further information contact:

Norman Sinclair, Managing Director,

Sinclair Breweries Ltd.

Tel: 01667 404 555