Scottish Beer Awards – Winners list

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First Scottish Beer Awards Winners

Scotland’s Brewers and breweries had a chance to celebrate the beer scene with the first Scottish Beer Awards winners announced at a gala dinner

A wide range of breweries were recognised, both big and small, with Fallen, Caledonian and Tempest amongst the winners.

Scottish Brewery of the Year was presented to Tempest Brewing Co after they were awarded 4 gold medals for their beers Old Parochial, Brave New World, Red Eye Flight and Mexicake. The Borders-based brewer also collected the prize for Growth Business of the Year after increasing sales by over 200%!

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Best Amber or Dark Ale

GOLD Williams Bros. Pavlov’s Dog
SILVER BrewDog 5AM Saint
BRONZE Orkney Brewery Dark Island

Best British Style Ale sponsored by Wolffe

GOLD Tempest Brewing Co Old Parochial
SILVER Fallen Brewing Local Motive
BRONZE Black Wolf William Wallace

Best IPA sponsored by Brewers Select

GOLD Tempest Brewing Co Brave New World
SILVER Black Isle Brewing Co Gold Finch
BRONZE Brewdog Punk IPA

Best Lager or Pilsner

GOLD Fallen Brewing New World Odyssey
SILVER Edinburgh Beer Factory Paolozzi
BRONZE Williams Bros. Caesar Augustus

Best Pale Ale

GOLD Caledonian Brewery Coast to Coast
SILVER Tempest Brewing Co The Pale Armadillo
BRONZE St. Andrews Brewing Co Crail Ale

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Best Porter or Stout sponsored by The Scotsman

GOLD Tempest Brewing Co Red Eye Flight
SILVER Black Isle Brewing Co Porter
BRONZE Drygate Brewery Orinoco

Best Speciality Beer

GOLD Tempest Brewing Co Mexicake
SILVER Dead End Brew Machine Death One
BRONZE Orkney Brewery Dark Island Reserve

Innovation of the Year sponsored by Boxshop
Winner: BrewDog

Excellence in Marketing sponsored by Santander
Winner: BrewDog

Product Development Team of the Year sponsored by MCC Label
Winner: Caledonian

Exporter of the Year sponsored by DHL
Winner: Windswept Brewing Co
Winner: Belhaven Brewery

Growth Business of the Year sponsored by Maclay Murray & Spens
Winner: Tempest Brewing Company

Beer Destination of the Year
Winner: Tennents – The Tennent’s Visitor Centre

Master Brewer of the Year sponsored by Anderson Strathern
Winner: Ari Rovati, Six°north

Scottish Brewery of the Year sponsored by Aldi
Winner: Tempest Brewing Co


The Winning Breweries and what they won

BrewDog, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
– Bronze, Best IPA, Punk IPA
– Innovation of the Year – DIY Dog Recipe Manual
– Excellence in Marketing – Equity for Punks

Caledonian Brewery, Edinburgh
– Product Development Team
– GOLD Best Pale Ale – Coast to Coast

Windswept, Lossiemouth, Moray
– Exporter of the Year (joint winner)

Belhaven Brewery, Dunbar
– Exporter of the Year (joint winner)

Tempest Brewing Co, Tweedbank, Scottish Borders
– Scottish Brewer of the Year
– Growth Business of the Year
– GOLD Best Speciality Mexicake
– GOLD Best Porter or Stout Red Eye Flight
– GOLD Best IPA Brave New World
– GOLD Best British Style Old Parochial
– SILVER Best Pale Ale Pale Armadillo

Tennents Brewing, Glasgow
– Best Beer Destination – Tennent’s Visitor Centre

Williams Bros. Alloa
– GOLD Best Amber or Dark Ale Pavlov’s Dog

Orkney Brewery, Orkney
– BRONZE Best Amber or Dark Ale Dark Island
– BRONZE Best Speciality Dark Island Reserve

Fallen Brewing, Kippen Stirlingshire
– GOLD Best Lager Pilsner New World Odyssey
– SILVER Best British Style Ale Local Motive

Black Wolf, Throsk, Stirling
– BRONZE Best British Style Ale William Wallace

Black Isle Brewing, Munlochy, Highlands
– SILVER Best IPA Gold Finch
– SILVER Best Porter or Stout Porter

Edinburgh Beer Factory, Edinburgh
– SILVER Best Lager Pilsner – Paolozzi

St Andrews Brewing Co, St Andrews
– BRONZE Best Pale Ale – Crail Ale

Drygate Brewing Co, Glasgow
– BRONZE Best Porter or Stout, Orinoco Breakfast Stout

Dead End Brew Machine, Glasgow
– SILVER Best Speciality – Death One Passionfruit IPA

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