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10th January 2023

Scottish brewery wins three best new brewery awards

Moonwake Beer Co. from Leith won three titles for best new brewery across the UK in 2022

In December, Moonwake was recognised for being the best new brewery in the UK for the third time. At a celebration in London, The Brewers Choice Awards named them ‘New Brewery of the Year 2022’.

In October, they were named ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Beer52 awards and brewed a 7 Hop Pale for the occasion and had a fantastic profile on them written in Ferment Magazine.

Earlier in October, they picked up ‘Best Newcomer of the Year’ at the Scottish Beer Awards. In the beer categories, they also won two Bronze awards, one for their IPA and another for their Vienna Lager which was brewed with Ukrainian brewery Varvar with its profits going to those affected by the conflict.

Moonwake’s third win came hot off the heels of winning best wheat beer in Scotland in the Society of Independent Brewer’s regional bottle and can awards.

Notes to the editor: 

Moonwake: “the moon’s reflection on a body of water” speaks to the brewery’s Leith Shore location, the importance of water as an ingredient, and our beer’s reflection of our collective experience.

Moonwake beer is precision brewed with mindful intention using quality ingredients.

Directors and brewers Vinny Rosario and Finlay Heslop founded Moonwake Beer Co. in 2021. They started their beer careers on opposite sides of the world, Vinny in New Zealand and Fin in the UK. They bring over a decade of experience in brewing to Moonwake, for both of them it is their creative outlet.

Find out more about our journey on our blog. /
Social media: @moonwakebeer


Press release from Moonwake Beer.

For further information:

Contact: Sarah Sinclair, Marketing & Events Manager
Phone: (+44) 01315536995