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11th August 2017



Leading Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, scooped two silver and two bronze medals at this year’s International Beer Challenge (IBC).


In its 22nd year, the IBC is designed to reward and promote excellent beers from around the globe and attracts entries from over 30 countries.


Stewart Brewing favourites Radical Road, a triple hopped pale ale, and First World Problems, a Belgian IPA, secured silver medals in the tasting awards, while Ka Pai, a light bodied pale ale, was awarded a bronze medal. Stewart Brewing’s core range, which includes Edinburgh Gold and Hollyrood, was recognised in the design and packaging category with a bronze medal.


The judging process was rigorous with a panel made up of retailers, importers, publicans, brewers, writers and flavour analysists. The winners will be presented with their awards on Monday 4 September at a private event in London.


Jo Stewart, Stewart Brewing co-founder, commented: “It’s a huge honour and we’re extremely proud to be awarded these medals. We think our beers are fantastic but it’s nice to be recognised globally at such a prestigious level.


“We are fortunate to have a great team of people at Stewart Brewing who are passionate about beer and work hard which is why we achieve excellent results, so thanks to everyone for their continued effort.”


All of Stewart Brewing’s medal winning beers are available from the website:  Their full range is also available from their brewery shop in Loanhead and Stewart’s Dockside Tap in Leith, as well as in select retailers, pubs and bars.


The Stewart Brewing brewery is located at Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, 26a Dryden Rd, Loanhead.


For more announcements, follow Stewart Brewing on social media:

Twitter @StewartBrewing




For further information please contact Big Partnership:

Mhairi De Luca or Sarah Mooney


Call: 0131 557 5252


About Stewart Brewing

Stewart Brewing, founded in 2004 by Steve and Jo Stewart, is one of Scotland’s leading craft brewers, which specialises in making craft beers of the highest quality. The business is based on two very basic principles:

  • to produce beers of the highest quality possible
  • to provide an exceptional service to its customers

In addition to the original line up of cask ales, which still remain at the core of the business, they have also produced a range of bottled beers, cask and keg brews.

To keep up with growing demand, Stewart Brewing recently relocated to a custom built 50 hectare litre brewplant. On site they also have the UK’s first brew- it-yourself Craft Beer Kitchen and an 18 tap Growler Fill Station.